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Distinguished Conduct Medal, awarded to Pvt. J. Miller, 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1910-1935

Obverse, a bust of King George V facing left

Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1910-1935

Reverse, inscription

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Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1910-1935

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was instituted in particular recognition of the gallant exploits of soldiers serving in the Crimea, but was awarded for distinguished conduct in later conflicts too; it was discontinued only in 1993.
The recipient of this medal was Private J. Miller of the 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry; its award is mentioned in The London Gazette for 15 March 1916, p. 2891, which tells us that he was awarded it for gallantry on the Western Front of the Great War. The medal was acquired by Lester Watson at some point before 1928.