1826 (later 240261) Private Joseph Entwistle.

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1/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the London Gazette of 5 December 1918.

Entwistle was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The citation in the London Gazette reads : - "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst acting as platoon sergeant. When his platoon became depleted in number through casualties he collected together men of other regiments and by his courage and determined efforts effected the capture of over sixty prisoners."

The Burnley Express of 2 November 1918 reported, HEALEY WOOD HERO Four birthdays at the war Mr. and Mrs. Entwistle, of 60, Healey Wood Road, Burnley, have been informed that their son, Sergeant J. Entwistle, 240261, of the East Lancashire Territorials, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for bravery on October 4th. Although now only 21 years of age, he joined the territorial army in February, 1914, and went out with the division to Egypt in September 1914, and spent his 18th birthday at the Dardanelles, his 19th birthday in Egypt and his 20th and 21st birthdays in France. Formerly he was a loomer and twister at Messrs. Nuttall and Crook's Mill, Elm Street, and was formerly a scholar at Healey Wood School. One brother, 5173 Private James Entwistle, 1st East Lancashire Regiment was killed in action on 26 June 1915, whilst a younger brother is serving in France.