Ernest George CrouchBiography | Medals | Citation | Glossary
He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for "always displaying great coolness, courage and devotion to duty and giving a fine example to all ranks" and in November 1915 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant for services in the field. He became Adjutant to 9 DLI and in August 1916 was made second-in-command to Roland Bradford.
In 1917 for a few months he took command of 5 Border Regiment, before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and taking command of 9 DLI, which position he held until April 1919. For his services during the Great War, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the French Legion of Honour.
He finally retired in 1923, after 32 years in the Army.
Ernest Crouch died at Gateshead in 1935, aged 61 years.
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