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J S Astley

Regiment: Pte 290198 RWF
Battles: Middle East

 

J S Astley was mentioned in despatches on 28.6.1917 and was awarded the DCM on 18.2.1918 'for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying wounded during an action under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. He set an excellent example of courage and self-sacrifice'. He was a member of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force with the RWF and was awarded the British War & Victory medals.

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