Distinguished Conduct Medal G.V.R, 292691 Colour Sergeant Major A. V. Draper, 7/Northumberland Fusiliers GVF/EF


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D.C.M. London Gazette 28 March 1918:

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in reorganising the Company after all the Officers had been killed, continuing the attack and holding a very forward position. On receipt of orders he managed to bring his men out of action, though practically surrounded.’

Albert Victor Draper, a native of Watford, served with the 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was decorated for his fine actions displayed during their attack around Houthulst Forest on 26 October 1917; sold together with copied MIC and file of research, entitled to a British War and Victory Medal only.