D.C.M. London Gazette 19.4.1901.
Gunner Patrick Nolan, D.C.M., was decorated for his gallant attempts to save the guns of 'Q' Battery at Sannah's Post.
As a survivor Nolan was eligible for the Victoria Cross but this was awarded to Gunner Isaac Lodge. Subsequently, Major E.J. Phipps-Hornby recommended him for the D.C.M.:
'Gunner Patrick Nolan was the first to volunteer. He volunteered on each occasion that volunteers were called for. He hooked in two pairs of wheel horses; one pair was running away with a limber, when he caught hold of the bridle, and took the limber to a gun which was then limbered up' (War Office records refer).