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Private Cormick McChord
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Private McChord was already in his 30s when war was declared. He enlisted in 1914 and served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders until he was discharged in 1918 in accordance with Paragraph 392 of the King’s Regulations, which means that they were too severely injured to continue serving as a soldier.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for rescuing two sappers suffering from the effects of a gas attack in October 1915. His DCM was sold at Christie’s several years ago.

Pte McChord’s bravery was further acknowledged when he was selected as one of the subjects to be included in the famous book ‘Deeds That Thrill The Empire’ in 1920.

Private McChord was treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley.

McChord, Private - Christie's catalogue information
McChord, Private - book plate
McChord, Private Cormick - distinguished medal citation
McChord, Private Cormick W - papers 1
McChord, Private Cormick W - papers 2

Documents courtesy of The Western Front Association