Military Medal G.V.R, (4422 Sjt. 9/E. Surr. R.). 1914-15 Star (4422 Cpl. E. Surr. R.) 4422 Sergeant D. O. L. Robertson, East Surrey Regiment


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M.M. London Gazette: 11.5.1917 Entered France 31.8.1915, and was discharged to commission (2nd Lieutenant Wiltshire Regiment) 12.11.1918.

The schedule number for his M.M. is 72,471 which indicates a probable period for his act of March and April 1917. The battalion diary indicates minor actions during this period in the line at Calonne. The most notable occurrence was during the 13th and 14th of April when, following notification from 72nd Brigade HQ that there was “every reason to believe that the enemy had retired from our front” the battalion sent out “fighting patrols” which successfully occupied the enemy trenches, and was later congratulated by the Division for their competence in carrying this out.