The fine DCM to 30831 Cpl C.M. Staples Welsh Regt.
Distinguished Conduct Medal GV 1st type, (30831 Cpl. C.N.Staples.14/Welsh R.) Edge bruising and small edge knocks otherwise VF, on original ribbon.
DCM LG 15th November 1918.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded his platoon during several days' operations, and led it with great skill in three attacks. On one occasion, when an enemy machine gun opened fire after the objective had been captured, he at once led an attack on it killed the whole team and captured the gun. He showed splendid leadership and resource!"
Cecil May Staples was born in Mutley, Devon on 3rd February 1896. The family moved to Wales shortly after 1901.
His DCM London Gazette entry shows his home town as Abercynon and he is shown living there on 1911 census at 19 Cardiff Road.
He entered France on 5th December 1915, MiC shows entitlement to 1914-15 Star trio.