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Good “St. Eloi” DCM / 1914 group to 1st North Staffs


A very good DCM and 1914 Star/Bar group to 1st North Staffs for the St. Eloi Craters, Ypres, Ocotber 1915.

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Distinguished Conduct Medal, GvR, 1914 Star with dated clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Defence Medal.

to – 9417 Pte. A. S. Loughnane, 1/N.Staff. Regt (on DCM and Star); N.Staffs. R. on pair. Defence Medal unnamed.

Also granted Silver War Badge [not present].

1914 clasp confirmed; entered theatre 10th Sept. 1914. Medal claim put in via Commr. of Metropolitan Police, 1921. He was a Police Constable on marriage cert. in 1923, living in Bermondsey.

Albert Seymour Loughnane – Born March 1896, enlisted 1910 (presumably as a boy soldier) and, according to SWB roll, discharged to pension in May 1917; later served in the Metropolitan Police and latterly as a Messenger for the Board of Education.

In 1939 Census, living in Walthamstow with wife and six children, listed as Govt. Messenger. His father had also been a Govt. Messenger.

He was awarded his DCM (per LG 29-11-15) with a very fine citation for a famous action:

For conspicuous gallantry and resource on 30/31st October 1915 at St. Eloi Craters, Ypres. L.Cpl. Loughnane, when in command of a covering party, displayed great coolness and bravery in repelling two severe German counter-attacks and although he was incapacitated by a wound during the second attack, he continued to set a splendid example of courage and endurance to all ranks.

Medals rather polished – nearly VF; mounted for display.