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Search Bedfordshire Regiment Men Awarded DCM in WW1

This database contains details of the men were awarded the DCM while serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment in World War 1. In some cases there are more than one entry where a BAR was added to the medal. You can either enter a surname and/or forename/initials or simply leave the form blank to see all the records.

The medal was introduced in 1854 and is the oldest British award for gallantry and second only to the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was awarded to enlisted personnel, non-commissioned officers and warrant officers of any nation, in any branch of the service, for distinguished conduct in battle. For each subsequent act of gallantry, the recipient was awarded a silver, laurelled bar.

Database contains 144 records - 20th September 2005


This database was compiled by Martin Edwards. It is currently being updated regularly. For further details of the Bedfordshire Regiment see the Regiments section.

Initially the entries were taken from "The Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914-1920 Citations" published by The London Stamp Exchange Ltd this was then supplemented with information from taken from the 'Soldiers Died in the Great War' CD and then the information further supplemented with information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Additional information has then been drawn from other reference documents, for example, National Roll of the Great War.

Links are provided to the war memorials that exist on-line for these men wherever pertinent and any photographs also linked. Hopefully this will provide a comprehensive set of information.

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regimental Museum
Luton Museum
Wardown Park

The Regimental museum collection is housed in the Luton Museum and a gallery is devoted to the history and achievements of the Regiment from 1688 to 1950s. There are displays on the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2, featuring medals, uniforms, weapons, and equipments.

Tel: (01582) 546719

For further details of the museum see the MOD website.

See also Steve Fuller's The Bedfordshire Regiment in the Great War

Sergeant C F Stapleton seen here was with the 1st Bedfordshire Regiment and survived.

Naval & Military Press Military History Books

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