alcock, a. b. f.

Acting Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry, Portsmouth Battalion

Distinguished Service Cross (Sept. 13, 1915).

For gallantry and good service near Gaba Tepe between April 28 and May 1, 1915. Accompanied by Lt. Epson, of the same regiment, with two platoons, numbering in all sixty men, he defended an isolated trench against overwhelming odds. Lt. Epson was wounded early in the day of April 30, and was killed on May 1, and Lt. Alcock was finally compelled to withdraw, after having held this ground for four nights and three days. During this time no food or water could be conveyed to the trench, and at one time ammunition was reduced to about fifteen rounds per man.