11 May 2001
A Great War D.C.M., M.M. Group of Six to Sergeant A. Chesters, Royal Lancaster Regiment, Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (20822 L. Cpl., 11/R. Lanc. R.); Military Medal, G.V.R. (20822 Cpl., 11/R. Lanc. R.); British War and Victory Medals (20822 Sjt., R. Lanc. R.); Defence and War Medals, the first four with edge bruising, contact wear and heavily polished, fine, the last two rather better (6)
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D.C.M. London Gazette 17.4.1918 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has done excellent work on patrols and wiring parties and has shown splendid courage and initiative on all occasions'.
M.M. London Gazette 13.3.1918.
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