The Great War
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The Battle which began at Shaiba, Turkey in Asia, on April 12th, 1915, had as its object the capture of Basra. Though his searchlight was exposed to heavy and continuous rifle fire on the night of April 13th-14th, Sapper C,A, Wells, of the Searchlight Section, Royal Engineer Company, Bombay Volunteer Artillery, continued to work it until it was put out of action. By acting in the same was on the previous night he brought to timely notice many unexpected rushes by the enemy. For his gallant conduct and devotion to duty he wa awarded the D.C.M.