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24692 Second-Corporal Francis Attwood DCM (Army Service Corps)

Francis Attwood was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and immediately promoted to Sergeant for his actions at Rorke's Drift.

He received his DCM from General Hugh Clifford VC at a special parade at Fort Napier on 16 January 1880. After returning home, Francis Attwood married and continued to serve with the Army Service Corps at Plymouth.

He died suddenly in November 1884 aged 38. His DCM and campaign medal are in the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Blackdown, Camberley, Surrey.