If you've seen any of my other posts you'll know I'm trying to document each of the casualties on the villages war memorial. I'm trying to trace an E. A. Ball and having looked at local births registered in an 18 year window has rationed it down two possible births, one in 1918 and one (the more likely given his middle name) in 1919. (bare with me) This has helped ration the E. Ball's listed on the CWGC site to two possible candidates - a Private with the York and Lancaster Regiment and a Petty Officer on board HMS Janus. Both fit the age range but this latter chap was awarded the DSM and figure with this award he's the best to focus on initially to eliminate him as a possible. I know the London Gazette used to carry details of DCM's in the Great War, is there anything similar for WW2?