James Edward Sleeman

Born: 13 September 1885

Died: 2 June 1944

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

The citation in the London Gazette reads:

"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He was left behind in charge of a party with patients on nine camels, unable to travel further.  They were overtaken and fired upon by enemy cavalry, who were only held up by a small party of our mounted men.  He got all the patients on to the camels and sent on five who were able to travel.  He did everything possible to extricate the remainder by putting some on horses and helping some by walking, and succeeded in getting them out of immediate danger and saving the majority." (London Gazette Supplement, p10374, 3 September 1918)

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