At this stage of the war, the D.C.M. was the second level of military decoration for conduct by other ranks in the Army.
“Mr T. Jupp, of Monksgate, has this week received the gratifying intelligence that his son, Private Thomas Jupp, Signal Section, Royal Engineers, has been awarded the D.C.M. (Distinguished Conduct Medal).
“Under heavy shrapnel fire he repaired an important telephone wire, which had been cut by a German spy.”