11744 L/Corporal Robert H. Day.

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1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, attached to 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, R.F.A.

Awarded the D.C.M. in the London Gazette of 5 August 1918.

Day was a native of Nelson, Lancashire.

The citation for the D.C.M. published in the London Gazette reads, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This non-commissioned officer during a counter attack by the enemy maintained a heavy and continuous fire with his gun under extremely difficult conditions and very heavy shell fire, he himself being blown into the air by a shell which killed six men a few yards away. He displayed the greatest gallantry and courage".