[ - 1917]
Bombardier Oliver Cromwell Dubois of the 460th (Howitzer) Battery, Royal Field Artillery, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
The citation appeared in the London Gazette, 16th November 1915.
"For conspicuous gallantry and resource on 6th August 1915, at Cape Helles, Dardenelles, when he spent four hours repairing telephone wires under exceptionally heavy shell fire, doing his work well and effectively. Previously, on the 28th April, when sent with a message to the French firing line, he picked up a wounded Frenchman on his way back and carried him to the nearest dressing station, where he left him, the whole action being performed under heavy shell fire. Throughout the whole campaign, Bombardier Dubois has been distinguished for his bravery under fire and his devotion to duty."
He died on the 9th April 1917 and is buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.
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He is also commemorated on the Addey and Stanhope School Memorials
Oliver Dubois was the son of Ernest and Alice Dubois of Lewisham and the brother of Latimer Ridley Dubois.
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