This medal was awarded for Conspicuous gallantry. He (The recipient) bandaged 2 wounded men after extricating them from a dug-out in which they had been buried during a heavy bombardment, and when they were buried again he again rescued them and got them into safety and finally to the dressing station'
'Sapper W Liggins, 1st West Lancashire Field Company. Royal Engineers.' He died later in the war, in 1918.
This took place in March 1916 on the western front. His distinguished conduct medal (pictured) is the award for bravery immediately below the Victoria cross. Owning items like this is why I am interested in Medals and history, perhaps because it puts our current situation into perspective.