Deeds That Thrill The Empire, Volume I

CORP ORAL LAP PIN RETURNING T O HIS TRENCH AFTER HAVING CAPTURE DAB U L GAR IAN FLAG .On 27th October 1915 oil theY ser Canal. Corporal W .H. L appin lst/5 th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light In fan try .F(T .)proceeded, entire lyon his own initiative and unaccompanied to make a reconnaissance of the enemy 's trenches. H e went over our parapet, crawled across about a hun d red yards of intervening space and under the German barbed wire to their parapet. There he looked through a small breach and obtained valuable information as to the condition of the trenches and the strength in which they were held and successfully returned with the desired intelligence. O then 29th October Corporal Lap pin again went over the p a rape tin broad daylight, and crawled to a Bulgarian flag fixed by the Germans about eighty yards from our trenches and thirty yards from their own and brought it with its nine-foot pole safely back to our trenches under aheavyt rifle fire. H e was awarded the D .C.M.
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