Established in 1854, the Distinguished Conduct Medal could only be awarded to Warrant Officers, NCO's, and other ranks. For non-commissioned personel it was a distinction second only to the Victoria Cross. The medal bears an effigy of the reigning Monarch with the words "For Distinguished Conduct in the Field" on the reverse. The medal is hung from a scroll clasp with a red and blue ribbon. 

 

KW = Krzyz Walecznych

MBE = Member of the British Empire

MM = Military Medal

POW = Prisoner of War

 

1st Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Sgt Thomas Bentley

10th Battalion

-

Sgt Sidney Clark

1st Border

Evacuated

Cpl Henry Couling

16th Para Field Ambulance

POW

Sgt John Joseph Daly

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

Wounded

Pte Albert Edward Etheridge

10th Battalion

-

RSM Dennis Gay

156th Battalion

Wounded, POW, MBE

L/Sgt Hugh Lake

9th Field Company

Wounded, Evacuated

Sgt Eric Newland

Light Regiment

-

CSM Leonard Ernest Oxley

1st Battalion

-

CSM James Stewart

Independent Company

Evacuated

Sgt Russell Frederick Tilley

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Sgt John Frederick Weatherby

16th Para Field Ambulance

POW, att. 2nd Battalion

Cpl Frank Williamson MM

2nd Battalion

-

 

1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Cpl Stanislaw Rychlinski

3rd Battalion

KW