A Great War Battle of the Somme 1916 Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Corporal later 2nd Lieutenant E.H. Hallows, Royal Field Artillery, who was handling communications as a member of the Headquarters of the 174th Artillery Brigade, when he performed the acts which led to his award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal he having ‘shown great determination and ability, in most efficiently keeping up communication under very trying circumstances’. He was subsequently commissioned on 21st July 1917.

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A Great War Battle of the Somme 1916 Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Corporal later 2nd Lieutenant E.H. Hallows, Royal Field Artillery, who was handling communications as a member of the Headquarters of the 174th Artillery Brigade, when he performed the acts which led to his award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal he having ‘shown great determination and ability, in most efficiently keeping up communication under very trying circumstances’. He was subsequently commissioned on 21st July 1917.

Group of 3: Distinguished Conduct Medal, GVR bust; (L-28403 CPL E.H. HALLOWS. H.Q. 174/BDE: R.F.A.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (LIEUT. E.H. HALLOWS.), mounted swing style as worn on old frayed ribbons.

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Edgar Haddon Hallows came from New Cross, London, and served during the Great War initially as a Corporal (No.L-28403) with the Royal Field Artillery, and saw service out on the Western Front from March 1916, as a member of the Headquarters of the 174th Artillery Brigade, and handling communications.

Hallows was present during the Battle of the Somme, and was subsequently awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during this battle, the award being published in the London Gazette for 1st January 1917, with the citation being published in the London Gazette for 13th February 1917. The citation reads as follows: ‘For conspicuous devotion to duty. He has shown great determination and ability, in most efficiently keeping up communication under very trying circumstances.’

Hallows was subsequently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the Special Reserve for service with the Royal Field Artillery on 21st July 1917, and was later awarded the Silver War Badge on 7th October 1918, his home address being given as 128 Saint Donatts Road, New Cross.