W.C. Green

Tales of valour

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Distinguished Conduct Medal

GREEN W. C. (Gunner)

ā€œCā€ Battalion Tank Corps

For conspicuous gallantry in action on November 20th, 21st and 23rd, 1917. On the last occasion during the action at La Fontaine, every member of his crew was wounded. In spite of this he assisted in rescuing the whole crew of another tank that had received a direct hit. He drove his tank out of action with sixteen people on board, eleven of whom were wounded and one killed, all by armour-piercing bullets, inside the tank. The tank was suffering from mechanical defects and was full of steam from a boiling radiator, and eventually received a direct hit when behind our lines. Before returning this tank had expended every round of 6-pounder ammunition on the enemy in the village. The determination and gallantry shown by this man in extricating the tank under the greatest difficulties was most praiseworthy.

Croix de Guerre with Palm

Croix de Guerre

Green W. C. DCM (Private)

10th Battalion, Tank Corps


For conspicuous gallantry in action on November 20th, 21st and 23rd etc.
[The identical citation as for his DCM. This must have been awarded later, after he had moved to 10th Battalion and after the Battalions had changed from letters to numbers]

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

Country: United KingdomThe Distinguished Conduct MedalIntroduced during the Crimean War as a ...

BRITISH WAR MEDAL 1914-18 (SILVER)

Country: United KingdomBritish War Medal 1914 - 1920 This medal, issued in both silver and bronze ...

VICTORY MEDAL

Country: United KingdomVictory Medal 1914 - 1919 Authorised in 1919 this yellow bronze medal, ...

CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM

Country: France