55 Field Company Royal Engineers

Citation for the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 27 July 1916). 18925 Lance Corporal Stanley Humphrey, 55th Field Company Royal Engineers. For conspicuous gallantry and determination. When the enemy opened rifle and machine gun fire on his working party, wounding the section officer, he first helped the latter into safety and then returned, rallied the working party, and finished the work.

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was regarded as second only to the Victoria Cross in prestige. Stanley Humphrey was also entitled to use the letters D.C.M. after his name.

As well as being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, “His Majesty the King has been graciously please to award the Military Medal to Stanley Humphrey for bravery in the field”. London Gazette 29780 dated 10th October 1916 Page 9832. He was also entitled to add the letters M.M. to his name. He survived the war but was medically discharged from the Army on 15 March 1919 due to sickness and was also awarded the Silver War Badge alongside his other campaign medals.

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