An early Distinguished Conduct Medal group to the 1st Seaforth Highlanders.Medals named
Distinguished Conduct Medal, Geo. V named 10149 PTE T RENNIE 1/SEA HDRS.
The 1st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders was recalled from India in 1914 at the outbreak of the Great War, and landed on the 12th of Oct 1914. During a time as part of the 7th (Meerut) Division, they fought alongside the 2nd and 9th Gurkha Rifles, commanded by Brigadier General C W Jacob. The 1st Seaforths were involved in numerous actions along the trenches of the western front, including the ferocious fighting seen at the battles of Neuve Chapelle and Givenchy in particular.
LG 30th Mar 1916 - Private Thomas Rennie citation for the DCM reads: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, in searching out and bringing in wounded men in front of the fire trench, between the British and enemy trenches, and he was under fire from rifle, machine gun and shells the whole time.