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. 

 

BEM = British Empire Medal

DOW = Died of Wounds

KIA = Killed in Action

MiD = Mentioned in Despatches

 

6th Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Pte Sidney Cornell

7th Battalion

KIA 07/04/45

L/Sgt William Jones

12th Battalion

KIA 06/06/44

Sgt Peter James McCambridge

7th Battalion

-

Pte Michael John McGee

7th Battalion

DOW 06/06/44

CSM Joseph McParlan BEM

13th Battalion

-

Sgt Frank Milburn

12th Battalion

KIA 06/06/44

CSM James Albert Warcup

12th Battalion

BEM, MiD

S/Sgt Raymond Ernest White

The Glider Pilot Regiment

KIA 18/09/44