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Title: London Gazette, 18 February 1915, an immediate D.S.O.
Description: His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the appointment of the undermentioned Officers to be Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, in recognition of their gallantry and devotion to duty whilst serving with the Expeditionary Force:-
Second Lieutenant The Honourable Richard Coke, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards (formerly Captain, Reserve of Officers, Scots Guards).
For gallantry and resource in the action at Cuinchy on the 1st January, 1915, when he led his Company with great promptitude into the fight on the embankment at a critical moment.
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