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 A Great War D.C.M. group of four awarded to Mechanic Staff-Sergeant C. E. Wheelhouse, Tank Corps, late Army Service Corps and Machine Gun Corps
Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. officially named to: 75097 Mech: S. Sjt. C. E. Wheelhouse. 2/Tank C.

1914 Star officially named to: MS-4021 Pte. C. E. Wheelhouse. A.S.C.

British War and Victory Medals officially named to: MS-4021 Sjt. C. E. Wheelhouse. A.S.C.
D.C.M. London Gazette 3 June 1919. Citation 11 March 1920:
'For conspicuous gallantry in March, August and September, 1918. On 22nd March, when several of his Tanks were knocked out, he repaired some of these under heavy shell fire. Later, near Villers- Brettoneux, he followed up the attack on foot, and rendered valuable service under fire in
salving knocked-out Tanks and getting them ready again for action.'
Charles Ernest Wheelhouse was born in April 1896 at Pendleton, Lancashire, the son of a Motor Mechanic. By 1911 he was himself an Apprentice, likely in this trade. During the Great War he served on the Western Front with the 8th Divisional Aid Post, Army Service Corps from 9 November 1914. Transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 20 April 1916, he thence joined the Tank Corps and rendered valuable service during the final stages of the Great War in bringing his skills to the battlefield. Wheelhouse died at Salford in September 1933.

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