Sgt Bertie Farrow DCM

[From the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: April 5th, 1919]

Another presentation took place at Biscot Camp on Sunday morning [March 30th] when a visiting officer of high rank bestowed upon Sgt Bertie Farrow, of 15 Winsdon Road, Luton, the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Sgt Farrow was formerly with the Davis Gas Stove Company, and on his demobilisation has returned to the foundry. He joined the 6th Bedfords (13089) in September 1914, and went to France in July 1915. He served with that unit until April 1918, when he was attached to the 1st Herts Regiment.

He was instructor stretcher-bearer to both units, and he received the DCM for bringing in wounded under heavy shell fire at Achiet-le-Grand during the 1918 advance.

Sgt Farrow received his promotions while serving in France, having joined as a private. He was twice recommended, and on one occasion received a certificate.

The men left at Biscot paraded on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, and a high tribute was paid to the courage and example of Sgt Farrow.


Sgt Farrow's citation read: “For over three years he has done exceedingly good work with the battalion as NCO in charge stretcher-bearers. On all occasions he has shown the greatest devotion to duty, and times out of number has bound up men under very heavy shell and machine gun fire. At all times he has set a splendid example by his cheerfulness and disregard for danger under the most trying circumstances (September 3rd, 1918).”