by ehistoryadmin on March 13, 2018


Leinster Leader February 12 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal for Athy man

Bombardier Hick, of the Royal Field Artillery, and eldest son of ex-Sergeant Hicks, R.I.C., was on a visit to his father from France for the past seven days.  He is recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal.  A shell burst amongst a party of soldiers near where young Hicks was passing.  One of the party fell, his thigh being shattered.  The mans’ comrades dispersed quickly, leaving him to bleed to death if not otherwise succoured.  Hicks rushed to his assistance and after bandaging him carried him for a quarter of a mile to the dressing station.  A General was a witness of the whole affair and recommended young Hicks for the D.C.M.  It is a pleasure to us to record this deed of heroism and comradeship.  Athy is proud of him.


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