Regt. No.: 916 
Name: Purcell, Roderick J.
Rank: Sergeant
Community: St. John's
Occupation: Grocer's Salesman
Enlisted: January 8, 1915
Enlist. Age: 19

Distinguished Conduct Medal
London Gazette, 6th February 1918.
Action Date, 9th October 1917 – Broembeek.
For conscious gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When the advance was held up by an enemy blockhouse, he at once went forward with an officer and captured it, together with a machine gun, two officers, and five other prisoners. He showed great courage and initiative.