Distinguished Conduct Medal and Long Service Grouping to 9644 WOCL 2 S H Mayers North’d Fus / lived on Isle of Wight
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Sidney Harold Mayers was born in 1889 at Great Warley, Essex. His father was a member of the Royal Artillery, due to this the family moved often. Living for a time in Dorset then Portsmouth.
Later the family all seem to have settle on the Isle of Wight. Sidney settled in New Port.
A pre-war regular who gained his certificate of education class two on 20th December 1913. Promoted to L/Cpl 26th May 1914. Serving with the 2nd battalion he landed in France on 16th January 1915, he looks to have either been wounded or become ill in August 1915.
Transferred to the 61st Machine Gun Company. While serving as Company Sergeant Major he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. The citation was published 17th April 1917;
‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the whole of the period in which he has served with the company he has shown a high, sense of devotion to duty, and has at all times carried out his duties in a highly commendable manner. During the operations he did excellent work, and was indefatigable in establishing forward dumps during the advance, and assisting generally in the task of maintaining communications’
Mayers carried on serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers post war and was awarded the Long Service Good Conduct Medal as a Warrant Officer Class 2.
DCM = 12510 CSM S Mayers 61/ Coy MGC
1914/15 Star = 9644 L/Cpl S Myers North’d Fus
Pair = 9644 WOCL 2 S H Myers North’d Fus
LSGC = 7807525 WOCL 2 S H Myers North’d Fus
Condition = GVF ( Please not the DCM and Star don’t have the initial ‘H’