Distinguished Conduct Medal entry may be in error. No record of a D.C.M. in soldiers service record.
LATE SERGT. G. SWAINSBURY D.C.M.
The distinguished conduct medal was awarded to the late Sergt. George Swainsbury, who was killed in action at St. Eloi in 1916, posthumously. The late Sergt. Swainsbury enlisted in October, 1914 and went overs with the original first battalion.
Note: Sergeant Swainsbury never served with the “first battalion”. He was promoted sergeant on November 4, 1914, just after his enlistment in later October.