A Great War Western Front German Spring Offensive 1918 single Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Corporal J. Bulloch, 7th/8th Service Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who when the Battalion was holding the line in front of Arras from ...

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A Great War Western Front German Spring Offensive 1918 single Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Corporal J. Bulloch, 7th/8th Service Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, who when the Battalion was holding the line in front of Arras from 25th February to 14th July and during the enemy offensive he frequently got his wagons up during heavy shelling, specifically in action at Buzancy.

Distinguished Conduct Medal, GVR bust; (16986 CPL J. BULLOCH. 7/8 K.O.SCO:BORD:)

John Bulloch came from Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, and served during the Great War as a Private later Corporal (No.16986) with the 8th Service Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, seeing service on the Western Front from 10th July 1915. Whilst serving 46th Brigade in 15th (Scottish) Division, the 8th Battalion merged with the 7th Battalion to become the 7th/8th Service Battalion on 28th May 1916 at Bethune, and Bulloch continued in the service of his newly retitled Battalion. Bulloch was decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during 1918 when a Corporal and apparently serving with Battalion Transport, with the citation specifically stating the period 25th February to 31st December 1918, and more specifically the period when holding the line in front of Arras from 25th February to 14th July 1918. His award was published in the London Gazette for 3rd June 1919, with the citation being published on 11th March 1920. The citation reads as follows: ‘For conspicuous gallantry during the period 25th February to 31st December 1918. When the Battalion was holding the line in front of Arras from 25th February to 14th July and during the enemy offensive he frequently got his wagons up during heavy shelling. In July, when the battalion was in action at Buzancy, he showed great resource in handling his transport.