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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 321

King's African Rifles L.S. & G.C., G.VI.R. (7124 C. S. Mjr. Chikoya Timothy. D.C.M. K.A. Rif.), contact marks, very fine

[D.C.M.] London Gazette 21 July 1942. The Recommendation states:

'For continuous gallantry in the face of the enemy from 11-13 August 1940, during the attack on Mill Hill and the subsequent withdrawal. By his bravery he set an example to the NCOs and men of his Company and regardless of danger assisted the British Officers and NCOs in distributing ammunition under heavy fire.'

Chikoya Timothy served with the Somaliland Camel Corps and was initially awarded the African D.C.M. (London Gazette 11 February 19141); this was subsequently amended to the Imperial D.C.M. the following year.

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