A Second War ‘Abyssinian theatre’ D.C.M. group of seven awarded to Company Sergeant Major, later Captain, W. H. Twyman, The Loyal Regiment, attached 2nd Battalion, The Gold Coast Regiment
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.VI.R.,3850823 W.O. Cl. 2 W. H. Twyman. Loyal R.; General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Palestine, 3850823 Sjt. W. H. Twyman. Loyals; 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Africa Star; War Medal 1939-45, these four all privately named ‘P/234316 Capt. W. H. Twyman’; Army L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R., 1st issue, Regular Army 3850823 W.O. Cl. 2. W. H. Twyman. (D.C.M.) Loyal R.
D.C.M. London Gazette 21 October 1941 (Abyssinia).
The original recommendation states:
During the advance he personally subdued with grenades an enemy machine-gun post which was holding up the advance of the neighbouring Company. He also effectively controlled the fire of the mortar detachment allotted to his Company. Throughout the engagement C.S.M. Twyman’s coolness and resource were an inspiration to the men about him and to the young Officer who assumed command of the Company after the deaths of the Company Commander and Second-in-Command.’William Henry Twyman attested for the Loyal Regiment and served with them in pre-War Palestine and during the Second War, attached to the 2nd Battalion, Gold Coast Regiment
With copied research.