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Corporal J. McCartney, of the 1/5th Battalion
« on: October 22, 2009, 05:32:40 PM »


Following the explosion of the Turkish mine, which wrecked a British underground working on Galipoli Peninsula, On October 13th, 1915, Corporal J. McCartney, of the 1/5th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment (Territorial Force), entered the partly destroyed working and, with assistance of another man, dug out a miner alive. He then went to the surface for a fresh light and returned with another man, and three of them carried the miner to safety. This was accomplished in an extremely poisonous atmosphere, due to the fumes of the exploded mine. For conspicuous gallantry Corporal McCartney was awarded the D.C.M.

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Re: Corporal J. McCartney, of the 1/5th Battalion
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 06:29:50 PM »
sgt 1405 joe mccartney won TWO distinguished conduct medals he also recieved the TFEM
1st DCM gaz 29-11-15
2nd DCM gaz 3-9-18