"Ils étaient là", les Canadiens, partie intégrante du Corps Expéditionnaire Britannique. Un certain nombre d'entre eux ont reçu une citation pour la D.C.M. (Distinguished Conduct Medal). Celle-ci est parue dans la London Gazette : 191 sont listés dans le supplément #31819 du 11 Mars 1920 :

 

AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

 


 

6251 Sjt. W. F. Adams, R. Can. H.A.
 
     On 10th October, 1918, near Le Cateau, he commanded his sub-section with great coolness under heavy shell fire of high explosive and gas. He has served continuously in France since July, 1915, in an exemplary manner, always showing the utmost devotion to duty under the most trying conditions.
 
2213 Tpr. W. G. Allen, Lord Strathcona's Horse.
 
     At Moreuil Wood in March, 1918, the four horses he was holding were killed but he immediately took charge of all headquarters horses and moved them to another part of the wood. Whilst doing this he was wounded for the second time.
 
33221 Pte. L. F. Allingham, 2nd Fld. Amb., Can. A.M.C.
 
     For devotion to duty as a stretcher-bearer. On several occasions during the Cambrai advance, 27th to 29th September, 1918, and the Canal du Nord in October, 1918, he organised and led stretcher parties under heavy fire to places where wounded were fully exposed.
 
216393 Sjt. J. S. Anderson, 1st Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For devotion to duty during the attack on Haynecourt on 27th September, 1918. When the advance was held up he pushed his gun forward and opened up on an. enemy machine-gun limber, and held it under fire until two of his men rushed out and captured it.
 
877691 Cpl. J. Andrews, 25th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty from 17th September to 11th November, 1918. During the attack on Elouges on the morning of 7th November he was in command of a Lewis gun section, his company being held up by machine-gun fire, he led his section forward and succeeded in putting the gun out of action and killing the crew.
 
91273 Bdr. H. Annis, 8th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     He has rendered most valuable services since 1916. Particularly during this year's offensive, he has distinguished himself on many occasions by his coolness under heavy shell fire and in laying and keeping up battery communications, regardless of personal danger.
 
898042 Sjt. W. Antle, 1st Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty between Blecourt and Bantigny on 1st October, 1918. During the operations on this date he was in charge of two machine guns and their crews. He had his guns in a commanding position under heavy shell fire and thereby covered the withdrawal of the infantry, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy.
 
302476 Cpl. W. C. H. Atkinson, 10th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty. On the night of 27th September, 1918, when in charge of an ammunition column, he came under heavy fire, five out of six drivers were wounded and eleven horses hit. He at once went to the assistance of his men, carrying one wounded man 500 yards on his back to a place where assistance was given.
 
404957 C./S./M. F. W. Bailey, 3rd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty, September to November, 1918. During the advance from Arras to Mons he always set a splendid example to his men. In the fighting before Cambrai he repeatedly went through heavy shelling and machine-gun fire to ensure that the crews had an adequate supply of ammunition.
 
332866 Dvr. W. Baldwin, 13th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For great gallantry and devotion to duty since August, 1917, especially on night 4th-5th November, near Onnaing, as lead driver of a wagon bringing ammunition to the battery position. On arrival he found the position being shelled. He drove up to his gun, had his wheel driver hold the horses, and himself unloaded his wagon and returned down the road to the wagon line.
 
415018 Sjt. J. Ball, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     On 27th September, 1918, during operations on the Canal du Nord crossing, he was in charge of a section of four guns. It was solely through his example and coolness under heavy fire that, in spite of severe casualties, his guns were kept in action. On 13th October, near Cambrai, he led his section through intense fire to the objective.
 
A/34076 Sjt. A. J. Barlow, M.M., 10th Bn., Can, Infy.
 
     For marked gallantry and initiative. At Hill 70, in March, 1918, during one tour, he entered the enemy trenches on five different occasions in daylight, inflicting casualties on the enemy each time.
 
300152 Cpl. G. Bedford, 6th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     During the period 17th September to 11th November, 1918, he, on numerous occasions when supplying ammunition to his battery, came under heavy shell fire. His sub-section sustained casualties to horses and men on a number of occasions, and at such times he set a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.
 
429104 L./Cpl. B. H. Benham, 7th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     As a battalion runner for three years, he has shown great courage and endurance in many actions, particularly during the operations at Passchendaele, November, 1917, when, after all other battalion runners had become casualties, he carried on alone, carrying messages, over a period of three days and nights under the heaviest fire.
 
105925 C./8./ M. C. Bernhardt, 52nd Bn., Can. Infy. (now M.H.D.).
 
     Throughout his service in France, from 1916, he has shown marked gallantry and ability. On 27th September, 1918, during the Cambrai battle, owing to casualties, he assumed command of the company, and led them to their objectives under very heavy barrage. Next day, when the company was held up by a machine-gun post, he took command of one section and rushed the post, capturing thirty-five prisoners and twelve machine guns.
 
448258 Sjt. E. Bertrand, 22nd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and ability north of Cambrai, from 1st to 14th October, 1918. He was placed in charge of the battalion scouts, and he took charge of patrols, and secured much valuable information. On the night 9th-10th October, he organised a small party and rushed an enemy machineguns post, personally killing two of the enemy crew and capturing the gun.
 
41739 Sjt. J. Bintliff, 2nd Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     He has served continuously with his battery since February, 1915. On 2nd September, 1918, near Cagnicourt, he continued to keep his gun in action during heavy shelling, acting as gunner himself.
 
324893 Sjt. W. J. Bird, 14th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     During the operations of 2nd November, 1918, near St. Saulve, he showed great courage and devotion to duty in bringing the guns into action under heavy shell fire. Some of the teams were made casualties, and he got the remainder off the position at great personal danger.
 
457671 Sjt. R. Black, 1st Bn., Can. M.G. Corps.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty near Crow's Nest and Cagnicourt on 1st and 2nd September, 1918. During these operations, while in charge of his battery transport, he used good judgment in bringing forward ammunition and rations under very heavy artillery and machine-gun fire.
 
150812 Pte. A. A. J. Blackwell, 1st Bn., Can. Mtd. Rif.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at St. Olle on the 29th September, 1918. He was in charge of a company signal station during this action. When all the Bother men had been wounded he gathered up what signal equipment remained and carried on, rendering valuable service by establishing visual communication between his company and battalion headquarters.
 
922832 Spr. M. F. Blackwell, 1st Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     He was one of a party which captured an enemy machine gun and thirteen prisoners at the crossing of the Canal du Nord on 27th September, 1918. The success of this deed enabled a large number of wounded who were lying around to be attended to, where he displayed great devotion to duty in having the others removed to dressing stations.
 
670043 Cpl. T. Blanton, 75th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallant leadership near Valenciennes on 20th October, 1918. When the battalion met with stubborn opposition at the Canal d'Escaut he took charge of a large patrol and pushed his way to the canal bank, where he established a post and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy as they crossed over the canal.
 
500014 L./Cpl. C. Boucher, 2nd Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty as runner during the operations at Vimy, Fresnoy and Hill 70. He brought back important messages from consolidation parties under heavy fire, thus ensuring that inforrmation of the greatest value reached headquarters in record time.
 
409754 Sjt. G. Brand, 27th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty at Lens on 22nd August, 1917. He personally took charge of his platoon and led them to the capture of an enemy strong point. Previously he showed gallant conduct at Fresnoy on 3rd May, 1917.
 
46126 B./S./M. E. C. Brown, 1st Bn., Can. M.G. Corps.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty at Hendecourt on 27th September, 1918. During the attack he assembled three machine-gun crews and took them forward to the village, placing them in positions to protect the flank under extremely heavy fire, setting a splendid example to the men under his command.
 
116449 Sjt. H. E. Brown, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G. Corps.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during operations at Drocourt-Queant line. When the advance was held up and his officer killed he took command and reorganised his section under heavy fire. He then continued the advance and gained the first objective.
 
628453 R./S./M. J. Calder, 47th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty from 17th September to 31st December, 1918. During the operations in front of Valenciennes on 21st October and 1st November, 1918, he was in charge of all battalion dumps and was responsible for supplying same to the companies. Owing to his ability and skill in organising and directing carrying parties under heavy fire the necessary munitions were never lacking.
 
432975 A./C./S./M. C. Cameron, 49th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty. His work in the Ypres salient and on the Somme was worthy of the highest praise. Many times he has brought rations to his company under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and on no occasion has he failed to deliver them safety.
 
85935 B./S./M. F. R. Camp, 8th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     During the period 17th September to 31st December, 1918, he has displayed cool courage and initiative. In the actions preceding the fall of Cambrai the horse lines were heavily shelled, an officer and several men and horses being killed. He got the horses moved to a flank, and the wounded evacuated to a dressing station.
 
830054 Sjt. M. A. Campbell, 1st Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the Amiens, Arras, and Cambrai operations. During these operations he was with the spare parts and repair lorry following the advance and showed great resource in getting through to batteries with guns, etc., to replace those deystroyed by fire.
 
446923 C./Q./M./S. T. Campbell, 31st Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty from July to November, 1918, during the battles of the Somme, Vimy, and Lens. On numerous occasions he has personally delivered rations under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
 
246768 Pte. K. J. Carl, 2nd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For marked gallantry and devotion to duty during the successful attack north of Bourlon Wood, 27th September, 1918, when he carried messages through intense fire. Later, when a platoon had lost its officers and non-commissioned officers, he on his own initiative reorganised and led them forward with great skill and dash.
 
1003333 Sjt. E. Chambers, 2nd Bn., Can. M. G.C.
 
     During operations at the Drocourt Queant line, when the attack was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, he reconnoitred and located the hostile guns under heavy fire. Returning he led the gun crew forward and silenced the hostile machine guns.
 
33640 Pte. M. H. Chaplain, Can. A.M.C. (Genl.), attd. 8th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     In October, 1918, he did continual good contre-espionage work in the forward shelled area, and by his efforts secured the arrest and trial of a large number of dangerous suspects. On one occasion he was thrown off his motor-bicycle by the concussion of a shell, but carried on.
 
2516 Pte. E. Z. Church, Lord Strathcona's Horse.
 
     Near Le Cateau on 9th October, 1918, he displayed great gallantry and skill in dressing wounded horses during an attack under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He has on all occasions shown marked devotion to duty, never being discouraged, under the most adverse conditions.
 
2341302 B./Q./M./S. B. B. Claxton, 3rd Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     For devotion to duty on all occasions, which served as an excellent example to the non-commissioned officers and men of the battery. Under shell fire he has executed his work with great coolness, and as acting serjeant-major has been very energetic and thorough.
 
150052 Sjt. A. Conly, 15th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     He distinguished himself especially during the fighting east of Amiens on 8th and 9th August, 1918. He led his platoon with great skill and daring against an enemy machine-gun nest, which was blocking the advance. Later, east of Arras, he again did excellent work until wounded.
 
457326 C./Q./M./S. J. Connor, 87th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For devotion to duty. He served with his unit without a break, taking part in the battles of Sanctuary Wood in June, 1916, the battles of the Somme in September, 1916, and the attack on Vimy Ridge in April, 1917.
 
401713 Sjt. B. Cooper, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and initiative in command of a section of four machine guns. During the operations on 1st October, 1918, near Bourlon, he rushed his guns to a position to cover a gap in the line, directing heavy fire on a hostile counter-attack that was developing, and causing many casualties.
 
504719 Sjt. W. M. Cradock, 12th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     For consistent good work and devotion to duty during the period 27th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. He was on several occasions in charge of parties on important bridge-building work, and his coolness under fire and control of his men contributed largely to the success of the work.
 
84 Sjt. B. A. Craven, M.M., 2nd Div. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs.
 
     From 8th November to 11th November, 1918, during the advance from Quievrechain to Mons he was continuously employed on the construction and maintenance of forward telephone lines. It was chiefly due to his example of gallantry and devotion to duty to his men that communication with the forward troops was maintained.
 
504157 Cpl. W. J. Cridland, 11thBn., Can. Engrs.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and good work on 27th September, 1918, during the attack on Bourlon Wood. He was sent forward in charge of a party of thirty sappers to prepare the road for the passage of heavy guns, and succeeded under heavy shelling in completing his work before dark, enabling all transport to pass the village. Again, in the advance on Valenciennes he twice removed the detonators from contact mines in the roadway.
 
65228 C./S./M. G. W. Croll, 24th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry on 12th October, 1918, at Hordain, when his company was held up by machine-gun fire; he made a reconnaissance of the company frontage, located the enemy machine guns, and sent back valuable information.
 
769345 Cpl. G. J. Crossley, 12th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 17th September to 1st November, 1918, in the operations before Cambrai and Valenciennes. On the latter date he particularly distinguished himself while in charge of a party engaged in bridging the Canal de l'Escaut at Trith St. Leger.
 
43010 B./S./M. A. C. Cruchley, M.M., 2nd Bde., Can. G. Arty,.
 
     He has by his judgment and ability done much towards the efficiency of the unit. Under fire he has shown courage and coolness, and his example has been a source of strength to his companions.
 
467497 Sjt. D. L. Cruickshank, 8th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, 17th September-11th November, 1918. As bombing serjeant of the battalion during the engagements 27th September, 28th and 29th, his energy and dash contributed largely to the success of the battalion. For a period of upwards of two years he has done excellent work.
 
198251 Sjt. G. Cunningham, 85th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry during the Bourlon Wood operation from 27th September to 2nd October, 1918. A counter-attack was developing and his company went forward under heavy fire and took up a position in front of an important village. His men, inspired by him, and although suffering heavy casualties, held the position intact until ordered to take up a new line.
 
264309 Sjt. E. Curtis, M.M. 116th Bn., Can Infy.
 
     For gallantry during the battle of Arras on the 27th August, 1918. While advancing with his platoon he had two guns blown out of his hands. Although a number of pieces of shrapnel were lodged in his face, he refused to go to the dressing station ,and, taking another gun, continued to advance.
 
334820 Gnr. J. L. Curzon, 13th Bde., Can. F.A.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty, notably on the 27th September, 1918, between Inchy and Quarry Wood. He accompanied an officer's patrol as runner, and was constantly carrying messages back to the report centre under heavy fire, and later put a machine-gun crew to flight by rifle fire.
 
291549 Pte, C. Cuthbert: 1st Bn., Can. Mtd. Rif.
 
     At Fresnes, near Valenciennes. For gallantry and devotion to duty during operations between the 29th October, 1918, and 7th November, 1918. The area on this front was flooded, with the exception of two railway embankments, which were held by strong enemy machine-gun posts. He continually harassed these posts, forcing the enemy to abandon them.
 
T/30056 C./S./M. B. E. Dabson, 1st Div. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs.
 
     Throughout the Amiens operations of the 8th to the 20th August, 1918, the Drocourt-Queant operation of the 28th August to the 4th September and the Canal du Nord operation of the 27th September to the 6th October, 1918, he was in charge of the despatch rider section. He showed great courage and utter disregard for his own safety.
 
318892. Cpl. J. Dick, 13th Bde., Can. F.A.
 
     For devotion to duty and gallantry, especially on the night of the 11th October, 1918, when the battery moved from Haynecourt to Blecourt. He guided the battery to the new position and then returned to the wagon lines to guide up ammunition to the guns, and later carried two messages to brigade headquarters under very heavy fire.
 
117232 Sjt. F. .Duckworth, 2nd Bn., Can. Mtd. Rif.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and good work On the 26th August, 1918 near Orange Hill, he, under very heavy fire, took through to the objective. 2,500 yards distant, four Stokes guns with crews. On the way he, together with several men, rushed a machine-gun post, thereby saving many casualties.
 
748314 Cpl. R. H. Duke, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For marked gallantry and good leadership between the 1st August and the 11th November, 1918. On the 27th September, around the Canal du Nord, he was in command of one section of four machine guns firing on a barrage. Two guns became casualties, but he redistributed his remaining men and succeeded in keeping all four guns in action.
 
883098 Sjt. V. R. Dunlop, 50th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     In front of Hallu, on the 10th/11th August, 1918, he led his men forward splendidly, and was the first man of his platoon to reach the enemy position. On the following day the enemy counter-attacked heavily and forced the battalion back. He again, showed remarkable coolness, and with his section covered the withdrawal of his company.
 
438798 Pte. C. Dupuis, 52nd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For courage and devotion to duty from the 12th September to the 11th November, 1918. He has been a sniper since the battalion came to France in March 1916. He has accounted for a large number of the enemy.
 
27062 Sjt. (A./G.S.M.) J. Edmondson, 10th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty in the field, especially during the operations at the Canal du Nord on the 27th September, 1918. He showed the greatest coolness and determination throughout the action, and set a fine example to all ranks.
 
880095 Sjt. C. W. R. Edwards, 1st.Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     During the pursuit of the enemy from, the Canal de la Sensee to the Foret de Raismes, between 17th and 21st October, 1918, he performed valuable services in establishing signal connections with advancing companies under heavy fire.
 
91331 Sjt. A. Elkins, 6th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     At the Canal du Nord on 27th September, 1918, during the firing of the barrage, this drew very heavy retaliation, killing one of his crew and wounding two others. He personally dressed their wounds, and then carried on with the barrage. Also during the barrage he extinguished a burning ammunition casque.
 
300054 Cpl. G. T. Elliott, 6th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     On 17th August, 1918, during, an attack, south of Maucourt, he time after time patrolled the lines, repairing breaks, under heayy fire, and sending back valuable information. Again, on 2nd September, acting as runner, he carried important messages under heavy fire. On both dates he showed conspicuous gallantry and rendered excellent service.
 
240243 Cpl. H. Fieldhouse, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and initiative between 1st August to 11th November, 1918. During the enemy counter-attack at Couvillers, on 1st October, he led his section, through heavy enemy barrage, and by their fire greatly assisted in repelling the enemy attack.
 
32754 S./S./M. W. D. Foran, Can. A.S.C., attd. 1st Fld. Amb., C.A.M.C.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty. During the Cambrai operations in September, 1918, when Haynecourt had been captured, an advanced dressing station was established there, and the village was being continually shelled. In order to relieve the congestion, he volunteered to guide the horse ambulances up.
 
346844 Sjt. W. S. Forsythe, 2nd Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     For marked gallantry rendered during the Arras-Cambrai battles, August to November, 1918. The excellent gunnery displayed by him in the bombardment before Cambrai, when his gun was being heavily shelled. and the skill with which he handled his gun, inspired all ranks.
 
24248 Sjt. H. Fox, 13th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     He has since taken part in the battles of Ypres (April, 1915), Festubert (May, 1915), Ypres (April and June 1916), Vimy Ridge (April, 1917), Hill 70 (August, 1917), and Passchendaele (November, 1917) as a battalion machine gunner. His gallantry during all the above actions has earned him the admiration of his comrades.
 
15619 Tpr. B. Frendiger, Can. Lt. Horse.
 
     During the enemy spring offensive he showed great coolness while evacuating civilians under heavy shell fire. He has since done consistently good work in the forward shelled area.
 
192677 Cpl. A. R. J. Gallier, 15th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and ability during many engagements from September, 1916, to September, 1918.
 
226478 Pte. A. J. Gaudette, 102nd Bn., B.C. Regt.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and dash during all operations between 17th September and 11th November, 1918, and especially for his work at Bourlon Wood on 27th September, and near Blecourt on 1st October. He did excellent work, being the first man of his company to reach his objective, and when there did great execution with his Lewis gun.
 
11355 Sjt. J. H. Gaydon, 4th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     During the attack on Hasnon the battalion was held up by determined resistance east of the village. He volunteered to go forward, and under very heavy fire reconnoitred the whole of the battalion front, bringing back very valuable information to battalion headquarters.
 
429029 Sjt. M. Gillis, 7th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry from April, 1915, to end of operations, especially during the operations west of the Sensee Canal in October, 1918, when he showed remarkable ability in the successful command of his platoon. At one time, when a gap occurred during the advance, he formed a defensive flank, and established touch with the adjoining unit.
 
1251663 Cpl. C. A. Gleadle, 4th Can. T.M.B., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 26th September, 1918, during the capture of Bourlon Wood, when in charge of trench mortars. To carry out the task allotted to him it was necessary to put his mortars in action in front of our outpost line. It was largely due to his good judgment and leadership under heavy fire that the work was completed.
 
469762 Cpl. S. Glode, 6th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     On 19th/20th November, 1918, he was in charge of a party searching for mines and demolition charges in the vicinity of St. Pierre. He showed great devotion to duty and an utter disregard of personal danger, and successfully removed 450 separate charges.
 
678325 C./Q./M./S. F. G. Gower 116th Bn. Can. Infy.
 
     During the battle of Cambrai, 1st October, 1918, although his company suffered very heavy casualties, he continued to lead the advance, and through his efforts and good leadership succeeded in capturing a large number of prisoners.
 
319982 Dvr. E . Gracey, 13th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     He has always shown great gallantry and devotion to duty. On 11th September, at Rumaucourt, he hauled ammunition for four hours under heavy enemy shelling. Later, at Onnaing, from 1st/5th November, 1918, he was on the road night and day, hauling ammunition continuously under shell fire.
 
115845 Cpl. G. L. Graham, 2nd Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     For gallantry and resource in action since June, 1916. At Parvillers, in August, 1918, he took a convoy of transport to within 1,000 yards of the front line in daylight, carrying material through enemy barrage. Later, at Buissy, on 3rd September, he conducted a convoy forward under heavy fire, bringing material for the destruction of a barricade.
 
319918 A./Bdr. T. H. Green, 13th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty when acting No. 1 from 1st to 20th October, 1918, and when in charge of the ammunition supply from. 1st to 6th November. He invariably accompanied some portion of the wagons to the guns, and was frequently under shell fire, especially on the Mons road.
 
5101 Cpl. J. Guigue,1stBn., Can. Engrs.
 
     On the 8th August, 1918, he was in charge of a number of limbers, which he rushed up to Aubercourt through a hostile barrage. By his resource and courage he was responsible for the prompt commencement of repair work within a very short time of the capture of the area.
 
301424 B./iS./M. W. E. H. Hall, 10th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     During the Cambrai operations, when moving the battery from Bourlon Wood to Raillencourt on the night of 28th/29th September, 1918, he distinguished himself in guiding guns over new territory and making several trips with ammunition under heavy fire.
 
5118 Spr. (A./,Sjt.) E. T. Hardy, H.Q., 1st Bde., Can. Engrs.
 
     On the 17th/18th October, 1918, during the operations of the crossing of the La Sensee Canal, he was sent forward for the purpose of compiling reports, and was of great assistance. During the advance on Bourlon Wood, in September 1918 he showed great efficiency and devotion to duty in an area which was heavily shelled.
 
84143 Sjt. E. J. Harris, 6th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     From the 17th September to the 11th November 1918, his services were of the highest order. He was continuously in charge of his gun crew, and kept the subsection in a high state of efficiency, particularly in the latter days of the advance, when his battery was on several occasions subjected to machine-gun as well as artillery fire.
 
43124 Sjt. G. Harris, 2nd Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     For conspicuous service in France since the 15th February, 1915, during which period he has been always on the guns, carrying on under heavy fire, and in particular at Fampoux, on the 2nd September last, when he continued shelling distant bridgeheads under hostile fire.
 
49423 Sjt. F. Harrison, 2nd Can. Div, Amm. Col., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For continuous good service in front of Amiens and Arras, beginning 8th August, 1918, and for exceptionally good work in the collection and delivery of ammunition during the fighting around Valenciennes. At times he kept the guns supplied by salving ammunition from old gun positions, and had frequently to take his detail in to the guns under shell fire.
 
304655 Sjt. R. G. Helme, 9th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For devotion to duty during the operations from the 16th September to the 11th November, 1918. He commanded his sub-section throughout the above period, and on many occasions inspired and rallied his men during intense fire and under most trying conditions.
 
1000048 Sjt. R. H. S. Henderson, 27th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty. Near Ramillies on the 8th October, 1918, he was in charge of a platoon. He set his men a splendid example of courage by leading them against very heavy fire and capturing the final objective, thereby contributing largely to the success of the operation.
 
114251 B./S./M. J. M. Heselton, Can. Lt. Horse.
 
     By his energy and devotion to duty at all times as R.S.M., and especially during the operations near Cambrai in October, 1918, when he was constantly under machine-gun and artillery fire, he has done much to maintain the high state of efficiency of the regiment. His personal courage was a great incentive to other ranks under fire.
 
183531 Sjt. W. Hester, 4th Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     This non-commissioned officer has on several occasions shown great devotion to duty during operations at Amiens, Arras, Cambrai, and Valenciennes between the 8th August, 1918, and the 2nd November, 1918, bringing his machine guns into action at opportune moments under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
 
219182 Sjt. B. Hinds, 4th Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     During the capture of Bourlon Wood he assisted materially in the good work of his battery which accounted for numbers of the enemy, besides a battery of field guns. After two days' heavy fighting he and four men were all that remained in action of the eight of those who started.
 
541831 Sjt. A. Horn, 11th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty between the 16th September and the 11th November, 1918, during which time he was in charge of the battalion transport hauling engineering material to maintains communications behind the advancing infantry. In the attack on Bourlon Wood, and again in. the advance on Valenciennes he carried out his duties with great coolness and ability under heavy fire.
 
160144 Sjt. H. Horwell, 31st Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during the period from November, 1916, to 11th November, 1918. He was through all operations, including Vimy, Lens, Passchendaele, Cambrai and Iwuy. On each occasion he carried out many daring reconnaissances and patrols, and was mainly responsible for obtaining information of enemy's positions.
 
1001150 Sjt. G. Howie, 27th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     During, the battle east of Amiens on 10th August, 1918, he took charge of his platoon, formed it up for the assault and with great dash led his men to the capture of the final objective. At Wancourt on August 26th, when later held up by machine-gun fire, he rushed ahead and killed two of the machine- gun crew, put the two machine guns out of action and captured several prisoners.
 
301869 Sjt. M. H. Irvine, 1st Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For over two years he has shown consistent, courage and energy. On several oocasions when the battery position was being heavily shelled he kept the men together, and by his coolness and example was undoubtedly the means of saving casualties.
 
192873 Sjt. R. B. Jamieson, 15th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     In the attack on 27th September, I918 crossing the Canal du Nord, he especially distinguished himself by the brilliant way he led his platoon under intense machine-gun fire, driving back an enemy post which was blocking the advance. He has shown consistent courage and able leadership.
 
1000340 Pte. D. W. Johnson, 27th. Bn. Can. Infy.
 
     For .gallantry and devotion to duty at Ramillies, 6/7th October, 1918. He especially distinguished himself in dressing wounded officers and men under the most intense shell and machine-gun fire. Throughout that day he constantly moved from casualty to casualty dressing and assisting them.
 
301022 Sjt. B. A . Johnston, 6th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     He has shown consistent courage and ability as a leader of his sub-section. During the Canal du Nord attack when the officers at the guns became casualties he attended to the dressing of the wounded and kept all guns in action.
 
163 Pte. J. F. M. Johnstone, Can. A.S.C., attd. 4th Fld. Amb., C.A.M.C.
 
     He evacuated wounded from forward posts to advanced stations, and was an outstanding example of gallantry and devotion to duty. In the attack at Cambrai and subsequent actions, 9th-13th, October, 1918, he remained on duty continuously for 36 hours at the height of actions in Iwuy-Rieux area.
 
326917 A./Bdr. H. H. Jones, 14th Bde., Can. Fld. Arty.
 
    During Valenciennes operations on 30th October, 1918, under heavy fire he took his team and removed a damaged ammunition wagon which was blocking the road. He has always shown the greatest courage and devotion to duty at all times.
 
310673 Sjt. C. D. Joyce, 13th Bde., Can. Fld. Arty.
 
     His conduct has at all times been of the highest order, notably near Thun Leveque on 13th October. The battery was heavily shelled, and a shell wounded all the men in his crew. He assisted his wounded and then, despite bad burns about the legs, he returned single-handed to the service of his gun.
 
23662 Cpl. E. Jungblut, Can. Corps Cyc. Bn.
 
     He did excellently in 1917 and 1918, and later in evacuating civilians under heavy shell fire during the enemy spring offensive. He has since done good work, securing the arrest and trial of a large number of dangerous suspects.
 
338818 A./B./Q./M./S. H. M. Kelly, 2nd Bde., Can. Fld. Arty.
 
     For marked-gallantry in action. Near Sancourt, on 30th September, 1918, when the battery was moving to positions under heavy enemy shelling, he, though wounded, stuck to his gun and put it in action. When a lull occurred in the enemy fire, he led the ammunition wagons in and took charge of the unloading of ammunition.
 
1261904 Sjt. C. R. Kincade., 2nd Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     During the past two years he has shown conspicuous devotion to duty. By his fine example he has increased and maintained the efficiency of his detachment, although repeatedly under shell fire, and has led his men with energy, judgment and courage.
 
911331 Cpl. F. B. King, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For marked gallantry and able leadership at Cambrai on the 11th October, 1918. When heavily counter-attacked by enemy tanks and infantry, he held his ground and directed fire upon the oncoming enemy, causing them to retire. Later, he again went forward with the infantry and covered a withdrawal.
 
167123 Sjt. H. Kline, 5th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     On the night of 17th-18th October, at the Sensee Canal, near Paillencourt, he was in charge of several parties detailed to construct footbridges across the canal. He showed great energy and fearless devotion to duty under continuous fire, and completed the work in good time.
 
240319 Sjt. H. McD. Konkle, 102nd Bn., B.C. Regt.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry in charge of a platoon during the operation of 6th November, 1918, eastwards from Valenciennes to Basieux. He showed able leadership under galling fire, and after the objective at Basieux was gained, he made a daring recon-naissance and returned with valuable information regarding enemy disposition.
 
757117 Pte. G. Langdon, 19th Bn., Isfc C.O.R.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He never failed as runner in carrying out his duties. On lOtih and 11th October, at Naves, day and night he was continuously on duty, and carried his messages through promptly under heavy fire.
 
41351 Cpl A. Lanoue, 2nd. Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     His coolness in action has been a fine example to the men of the battery, and he has done everything possible to keep the guns in action. On the night of 20th August, 1918, under heavy shelling, he organised relief party and removed the wounded to place of safety.
 
304272 Sjt. F. R. Larkin, 9th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     During the operations in the vicinity of the Canal du Nord, commencing 27th September, 1918, he had charge of a forward gun which was subjected to intense shell fire. During a bombardment the lower portion of his gun was blown off by a gas shell, and some of the crew were wounded. He, rallied his men, and got the gun back into action and continued firing the barrage.
 
825099 Pte. J. Lawlis, 16th Bn. Can. Infy.
 
     He joined the battalion on 2nd December, 1916, and has gone through every action, since that date. He acted as a battalion runner in the actions of Vimy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, second battle of Arras and Cambrai, and has always showed great courage and devotion to duty.
 
838316 Sjt. D. W. Laycock, 4th Bn., Can, Mtd. Rif.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty on the 28th August, 1918, near Boiry. He had command of the left half Oof the company, wihch had become demoralised owing to heavy losses. He showed great skill in rallying his men and led them to the final objective.
 
1261385 B./S./M. H. R, Lea, 3rd Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     During the night of 27th. March, 1918, while the battery position in Thelus was being heavily shelled with gas and high explosive, he, with a fine disregard of personal safety, went to all the dug-outs and shelters ordering men to put on their gas masks and directing men to deeper dug-outs for safety. He has consistently set a high example to those under him.
 
474117 L./Cpl. P. F. Lillew, 54th Btn., Can. Infy.
 
     For untiring energy and devotion to duty during the period from midnight 16th/17th September to 11th November, 1918. He is in charge of battalion runners and has displayed throughout marked gallantry. During the Bourlon Wood and Cambrai operations, when most of his section had become casualties, he worked day and night keeping up important communication.
 
25553 C./Q./M./S. P. Little, 14th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry, and ability as a platoon serjeant in the battles of Ypres, the Somme, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and numerous smaller engagements. Later, as C.Q.M.S., his work was of the greatest value.
 
742678 Sjt. R. M . Little, 14th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     During operations of his detachment in an advanced position at Cambrai he extricated his teams from a shelled area with a minimum of casualties. On another occasion, when the ammunition convoy came under hostile shell fire, he took charge and delivered the ammunition at the guns.
 
16330 C./S./M. G. W. Lloyd, 7th Bn. Can. Infy.
 
     He has set an excellent example to his platoon by his courage and cheerfulness in action. In March, 1918, as C.S.M. during the attack of 2nd September, he, by his fine example, helped greatly to ensure the success of his company.
 
45143 Sjt. A. F. Luck, H.Q., 1st Bde., Can. Engrs.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in connection with the bridging of the Canal de l'Escaut. He successfully prepared plans and other details for the bridge erected over this canal in an area which was at the time being very heavily bombarded.
 
690721 A./L./Cpl. T. F. Luke, 116th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     During the Cambrai battle on 1st October, 1918, under very heavy fire, he collected twenty remaining men of his company and organised them, establishing a defensive flank, while the remainder of the battalion advanced. With his small party he succeeded in holding up an enemy counterattack, and though isolated maintained his post throughout the night.
 
86031 iSjt. A. McChesney, 3rd Bde., Can. Fd, Arty. .
 
     On 29th September, 1918, the battery was being heavily shelled near Raillencourt. The gun next to his was hit and an ammunition dump only ten, yards away was set on fire. He remained at his post and kept his gun firing throughout the barrage. Again, through the following night and morning he displayed great coolness and courage under heavy shelling.
 
669864 Sjt. A. McConkey, 1st Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For gallantry at Abancourt on 1st October, 1918. When our attack was temporarily delayed, under very heavy machine-gun fire, he moved his gun forward to a commanding position and beat down the enemy fire, thereby allowing the infantry to continue. After being wounded he captured single-handed a party of thirty of the enemy.
 
410366 Cpl. J. McCormick, 38th Bn.,. Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty from 16th/17th September to 11th November, 1918. In the operations around Cambrai on the 29th September, after his section had suffered casualties, he organised a new section from the remnants of other sections, and went forward under heavy machine-gun fire.
 
171662 L./Sjt. W. G. McCron, 3rd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty from the 13th August, 1916, onwards. He has served through the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 10, Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras and the Cambrai operations. At Passchendaele he showed great courage and endurance as a runner under intense fire.
 
135384 C./S./M. J. McCuish, 3rd Bn., Can. M.G. Corps.
 
     During the Cambrai engagement on 1st October, 1918, he took command of his battery, and showed great initiative in handling it. On the 2nd he made a personal reconnaissance under intense machine-gun fire, and, selecting his positions, brought his battery into them, with slight casualties and, engaging the enemy, enabled our infantry to advance and outflank them.
 
89279 Sjt. A. J. McDonald, 5th Bde., Can. Fld. Arty.
 
     On 12th October, 1918, he was taking up ammunition to a position between Iwuy and Hordain. The roads were being heavily shelled and became blocked with casualties. With great coolness and ability he extricated his command from the column and worked his way through. As non-commissioned officer in charge of forward wagon lines he has consistently done good work.
 
874664 L./Sjt. D. A. MacD onald, 27th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty. On the night 9/10th September, after raiding an enemy post on the Canal du Nord, it was found that one of his comrades had been left behind wounded. He immediately returned alone to the enemys lines under heavy machine-gun fire and succeeded in carrying him back to our lines.
 
85758 Cpl. R. H. McDonald, 2nd Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     He has carried out his work without a break, always at the guns. His work on the Somme, 1916, Hill 70, Passchendaele, and Pont du Jour, near Arras, under heavy shelling, was particularly good. He has consistently shown courage and devotion to duty.
 
859675 Sjt. W. McDonald, 43rd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and initiative. On the 22nd October, 1918, he took charge of a patrol to reconnoitre the east side of Escaupont. Coming under heavy fire, he skilfully withdrew his men to safety. He carried out the remainder of the reconnaissance alone, doing his work thoroughly under machine-gun fire and bringing back valuable information.
 
49463 A./Bdr. G. A. McKay, 1st Div. Amm. Col., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     His work on the Cambrai front was of fine quality. On two separate occasions he showed conspicuous gallantry in helping to dress and evacuate wounded under heavy shell fire and bombing, especially on 5th September, when his section was- heavily shelled, and again on 4th October, when bombed by an aeroplane.
 
524560 Cpl. J. C. McKinnon, 3rd Can. Fd. Amb., Can. A.M.C.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during the past three years. His knowledge of bearer work, gained from long and hard experience, has been at all times of the greatest value and assistance in the arduous and dangerous task of collecting and clearing the wounded from the battle fields.
 
633580 Spr. L. A. McKinnon, 5th Div. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs.
 
     On the night of 5th November, 1918, prior to an attack on Onnaing, he was partolling the line, under heavy fire, when his comrade was wounded and himself blown over by a shell-burst. He rendered first aid, and conveyed his comrade to a R.A.P. He then patrolled alone until dawn.
 
180944 C./S./M. W. McLean, M.M., 25th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
    For marked gallantry and good leadership, 25th February/16th September, 1918. During the operations east of Villers-Bretonneux, on 8th August he led his platoon on two occasions through an intense enemy barrage. When his platoon was held up by machine-gune fire, he led a small party forward, and succeeded in putting three enemy machine-guns out of action, killing three of the enemy with his bayonet.
 
405143 Sjt. W. C. i. Mallion, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For marked gallantry and good work during the period 1st August to 11th November, 1918. On 9th August, during the operation around Rosieres, he was in charge of a section of four guns, and when the infantry were held up he led the section forward through intense fire, and brought effective fire to bear on the enemy, thus enabling our infantry to go forward.
 
700405 Pte. S. Marsh., 43rd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For consistent gallantry, and good work since 8th August, 1918. He has been of the greatest value as a scout on many occasions. During the operations conducted against Vis-en-Artois he volunteered to go forward under heavy shelling and machine-gun fire and brought back invaluable information.
 
180001 R./S./M. E. W. Maynard, 75th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallant services during the period 17th September to 11th November, 1918. He was battalion serjeant-major duirng operations on Bourlon Wood, north of Cambrai and around Valenciennes. Under very heavy fire he organised reinforcing parties and took them forward to the companies. His example encouraged all ranks to continue their attacks day after day with great spirit.
 
501016 Sjt. J. Metcalfe, 6th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     He was in charge of a sub-section during the advance from the Canal du Nord. During the period 26th September to 11th November, 1918, he led his sub-section through all the encounters, particularly the crossing of the Canal de l'Escaut and the Canal de la Sensee. By his gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy shell fire he set a fine example to his men.
 
504417 Spr. J. W. Milne, Can. Engrs., attd. 8th A. Bde. C.F.A. Sig. S.S.
 
     At brigade position south of Boiry on the night of 1st-2nd September, 1918, he, through his courage and determination, established com- munications under heavy shell fire and bombing, and maintained them to all batteries and brigade, when they were urgently needed for the operations in the early morning.
 
472240 Sjt. G. Mitchell, 46th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For great courage and ability. On 27th September, 1918, he advanced under very heavy enemy artillery fire and lent invaluable assistance to his officers, inspiring the men by his example. On this day he himself captured a number of the enemy.
 
171658 Pte. (L./Cpl.) W. C. Mitchell, 4th Bn., Can. Mtd. Rif.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry during operations in front of Cambrai from 2nd to 10th October, 1918. As non-commissioned officer in charge of signalling communications, he repaired and maintained wires, which were constantly broken by enemy barrages. His work greatly assisted the successful carrying out of these operations.
 
42180 Sjt. G. Moore, 5th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For conspicuous good work from 17th September to 11th November, 1918. On 20th September, south of Haynecourt, a direct hit wounded one man and started a fire. He got the wounded man to a place of safety, and took charge effectively, of the removal of charges and ammunition. Again, on 3rd October, in front of Cantimpre, he again took charge and extinguished burning ammunition.
 
522805 Pte. H. D. Moses, 7th Can. Fld. Amb., Can. A.M.C.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty. During operations on the night of 9th October, 1918, while doing duty as stretcher-bearer east of Reumont, he did splendid work in searching the field for wounded, and was the means of guiding the stretcher-squads and ambulance wagon to wounded and ensured their evacuation.
 
107449 B./S./M. A. J. Mulcahy, 2nd Can. M.M.G. Bde.
 
     For compicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Naves, 10th October, 1918. While holding the bridgehead over the Erclin River he was in charge of four guns, and pushed forward to protect the bridging party. The position was heavily shelled with gas shells, and one shell landed near one of his guns. Though slightly wounded he dragged the gunners out of the cloud, administered first aid, and directed new men to man the guns.
 
113413 Sjt. F. J. Mulvaney, 2nd Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 27th September, 1918, he had charge of a mule train carrying SAA. to the forward dumps. Although over half of his men became casualties and he had four mules killed before reaching the forward dumps, he succeeded in getting all the SAA. to the dumps.
 
321867 A./Bdr. C. A. Mulvihill, 13th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For devotion to duty near Parvillers on 14th August. After an attack the location of the line held was not known. He volunteered to accompany the infantry observer, and in two hours they handed in a report showing the front line.
 
13026 Sjt. C. J. Neale, 5th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     He has served in the transport section since his arrival in France, 1915, and has always done well. During the operations  27th-29th September, 1918, at Haynecourt, he was in charge of fire-line transport carrying ammunition, and went forward behind the attacking troops. On arrival at the final objective he went back through heavy fire and brought up fresh ammunition.
 
45174 Cpl. W. S. Neales, 3rd Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     For devotion to duty. He came to France in February, 1915, as driver, and carried on in this capacity until June, 1916. He took charge of convoys, guiding them from Vlamertinghe through Ypres to the forward areas, and greatly assisted in supplies reaching their destination.
 
346977 Gnr. D. G. Nesbitt, 14th Bde., Can. Arty.
 
    On 4th November, 1918, at St. Saulve, when ammunition wagons were unloading at battery positions, very heavy shell fire was opened on the battery. He took charge of the unloading of these wagons, and, due to his coolness and directions, all ammunition was unloaded and wagons cleared from position with slight casualties.
 
426495 Sjt. A. Oliver, 10th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For consistent courage and determination in action. During the operations at Amiens on 8th August he was in command of a platoon, and took a prominent part in the capture of Caix, and the advance to the new positions beyond it.
 
300437 Gnr. R. Parker, 2nd D.A.C., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     On the night 17th September, 1918, at Baralle, when taking gas cylinders to the front line. The convoy was heavily bombed by an enemy plane, and several mules were instantly killed. He showed great coolness and ability in putting matters straight, and set a fine example to those with him.
 
304231 Gnr. R. L. T. Parker, 8th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For devotion to duty near Cambrai on 28th September, 1918. He took over the forward Observation Post, and carried on in a most efficient manner until an officer was able to get forward and take over the duties.
 
19 A./Bdr. P. L. Parlee, 2nd Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For great courage and devotion to duty on the night of 17th-18th August, 1917. Heavy enemy shelling broke two of the Observation Post lines. He volunteered as linesman, and though slightly wounded, pushed on and located the breaks some half-mile from the battery, and mended them. In doing so he was again wounded, this time severely.
 
304215 Dvr. H. L. Patterson, 9th TBde., Can. Fid. Arty.
 
     On the 27th September, 19-8, at Inchy, this battery took up a position in our outpost line; only three guns could be cleared and taken into position, the remainder being blocked in the sunken road. Observing a chance of clearing the remaining guns, he took advantage of it and successfully took them into position without a casualty.
 
86506 Cpl. O. Patteson, 5th, Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and good work, especially between 17th September and 11th November, 1918. On 1st April, at Neuville Vitasse, it was largely due to him, under heavy enemy shelling, that a line was relaid to the observation post. During all the battles in September, October and November he was untiring in his efforts in keeping up communications.
 
81703 Pte. C. Z. Pettengill, 10th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in action. During the operations west of the Canal du Nord, 2nd September, 1918, he on one occasion went forward to a very exposed position in advance of the remainder of his company, and by accurate sniping put out of action an enemy machine-gun. Later he rescued a wounded comrade from an exposed position under machine-gun fire at close range.
 
602172 Sjt. W. J. Plume, 58th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty. He has, during several large operations, greatly distinguished himself for his leadership and daring fighting. During thirty-four months of continuous service he has at all times set a fine example to his unit.
 
92871 Sjt. A. McL. Potter, 2nd Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     His conduct, example, and unfailing devotion to duty has at all times been of the greatest value and assistance, and particularly so in keeping the guns in action under shell fire .
 
477746 L./Cpl. F. A. Prince, R. Can. Regt.
 
     For devotion to duty and gallantry. At Ypres, in August, 1916, during one of our might raids, the party was discovered just on arrival at the enemy's line, and immediately came under very heavy fire, and were all wounded except one. He went out in No Man's Land and assisted two officers to carry in the wounded.
 
433042 Sjt. R. C. Reid, 49th, Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during three years with this battalion in France. His good work as Lewis-gun N.C.O. in the battles of June, 1916, Somme, 1916, and Vimy, 1917, and later his ability as battalion Lewis-gun sergeant through all the subsequent fighting to this date have been of the greatest value to his battalion.
 
2115362 Pte. W. E. Ring, M.T. Coy., Can. A.S.C.
 
     For devotion to duty near Onnaing, between 17th September and 31st December, 1918. He was the driver of a car attached to a motor machine-gun battery, and in all the actions he has taken part in his gallantry and skill have been a fine example to all who came into contact with him.
 
138953 L. /Cpl. F . J. Roberts, 3rd Bn., Can. lnfy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On August 31st, 1918, as a company runner, he carried messages from battalion headquarters to the attacking company through extremely heavy fire, and never failed to deliver a message. On 27th September, as lance-corporal in charge of a Lewis-gun crew, he cleared up an enemy machine-gun neat when his company was held up.
91828 Sjt. M. Ross, 1st Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     During the period 16th September to 31st December, 1918, he performed very gallant and successful work at great personal risk in maintaining communications, during a counter-attack at Aubigny-au-Bac, on 10th October, 1918. As sergeant in charge of signalling of this battery, he has done good work on many occasions.
 
430063 Cpl. T. A. Ross, 10th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and initiative in action. During the advance 27th/28th September, 1918, east of Haynecourt, he, with two other men, rushed an enemy post and succeeded in dislodging the enemy, killing one and forcing the remainder to retire. During the whole operation he did excellent in guiding the battalion.
 
334913 Bdr. B. E. Rouse, 8th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     During the night of 5th/6th September, 1918, he was in charge of a wagon hauling ammunition, when the enemy put a heavy fire on this area. Owing to his coolness and careful leading, the wagon and horses were got away without casualties to personnel or equipment.
 
324891 Sjt. H. F. Rowland, 13th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
    For gallantry and devotion to duty. On 4th November, 1918, near Onnaing, when the approach to the Observation Post was being heavily shelled, he worked continuously on the line and kept the battery commander in touch with the battery, though two men who were with him were both wounded.
 
23308 C./Q./M./S. G. Rowley, P.P.C.L.I.
 
     He has always performed his work in a most satisfactory manner, and has never failed to deliver rations and supplies to his company when in the line, even under the most trying circumstances.
 
320968 B./S./M. R. H. Rowley, 13th Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations from 8th August to 7th November, 1918. At Boiry, on 2nd September, he brought up ammunition through heavy, shell fire. Again at Saudemont, on 8th September, and at Bourlon, on 29th September, when the battery was being bombed, he rushed to the help of the wounded.
 
500710 Cpl. R. C. Russ, 4th Div. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs.
 
     For consistent gallantry and good work throughout operations during 1918, particularly in the attack on Bourlon Wood 27th September, and the advance from the Sensee Canal to the Grand Honnelle River, 17th October to 6th November. To him is due much of the credit for maintaining under heavy fire the communications which made possible the success of the operations in which the brigade took part.
 
541649 Spr. (A./Cpl.) T. W. Rutherford, H.Q. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs.
 
     Near Mons, on 10th November, 1918, he was on continuous duty for twenty-four hours as motor cyclist despatch rider. He located and guided the personnel and equipment of Advanced Headquarters throughout the night under shell fire, and under difficult conditions. By his courage and resource he rendered valuable service.
 
303532 Sjt. E. G. Scovil, 2nd Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
     For marked devotion to duty in preparing advanced positions in exposed places and in bringing guns quickly into action, although repeatedly under shell fire during operations.
 
A/4197 Sjt. T. Sharland, 3rd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and good work. He joined the battalion on the 22nd July, 1915, and has been through the actions of Mount Sorrel, Somme, Vimy Ridge, Fresnoy, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Arras, and Cambrai. At Amiens he, with the battalion Lewis gun officer, rushed forward with a Lewis gun and cleared an enemy machine-gun nest, capturing two of the guns with their crews.
 
191 A./C./S./M. W. Simpson, M.M., 4th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     From 25th September to 31st October, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when supervising the construction of bridges; on 28th September over the Canal du Nord, on 9th October over the Canal de l'Escaut, and on 23rd October, 1918, over the Sensee Canal.
 
177324 Pte. (A./Cpl.) F. W . Skeates, 87th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, in Arras Sector, 3rd September, 1918 In the advance to Ecourt St. Quentin, as linesman, he repaired breaks under very heavy fire. While thus employed he was partly buried by bursting shells.
 
16360 Pte. A. H. Skidmore, 7th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     He has served continuously with his battalion since its arrival in France in February, 1915, and has taken part in most of the heaviest actions, performing his duties as a signaller in a most gallant manner, especially in September, 1918, at the Canal du Nord, when he repaired telephone lines under very heavy gas shelling.
 
15485 Sjt. H. Smith, 5th Bn., Can. Engrs.
 
     During the Cambrai-Valenciennes operations, 17th September-11th November, 1918. Near Estrun, on 15th October, he was in charge of a convoy of horse transport carrying forward bridging material for the construction, of a float bridge across the Sensee Canal. By his initiative and coolness under shell fire he succeeded in bringing his convoy to an advanced position.
 
40493 .Sjt. J. Spence, 1st Bde., Can. Fd. Arty,.
 
     He has at all times carried out his duties with great gallantry and devotion. His coolness under shell fire has on many occasions been the means of saving casualties to personnel, animals and equipment.
 
690542 Sjt. A. S. Sprules, 52nd Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     He served continuously with the battalion during 1917 throughout Vimy, Avion and Passchendaele, and was wounded at Passchendaele. His work has been particularly good throughout, being distinguished in every action by his gallant conduct.
 
10854S Sjt. A. F. Squair, 1st Bn., Can. Mtd. Rif.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at St. Olle, near Cambrai, on the 29th September, 1918, when in charge of a platoon. The enemy's machine-gun fire was exceptionally intense, but in spite of all this he skilfully led his men through to the final objective with but few casualties.
 
195204 Sjt. (A./C.S.M.) A. Stanley, M.M., 21st Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     At Elouges, on 9th November, 1918, when all his officers had become casualties, he took, command of the company. He led a party against an enemy strong point and destroyed the post, he himself killing four of the garrison.
 
1257535 B./S./M. E. E. Stevenson, 1st. Bde., Can. G. Arty.
 
      For devotion to duty. On many occasions from the 16th September to the cessation of hostilities he has succeeded in getting very difficult and dangerous work done which, proved of the greatest value.
 
270005 Sjt. A. Stewart, 38th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during, operations resulting in the capture of Valenciennes and towns east of that city, from 27th October to 5th November, 1918. When the company was advancing in artillery formation from St. Saulve, on 2nd. November, it suddenly came under severe machine-gun fire and a heavy enemy barrage. He moved, across the entire company frontage twice, and by his disregard of safety set a splendid example to all.
 
15564 Sjt. H. St. Lawrence, 1st Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.
 
     He came to France in 1915, and has shoiwn consistent courage and ability. Near Gavrelle he built an anti-tank gun position, working every night for nearly two weeks. Although wounded he stuck to his job, and only went to hospital when the task was completed.
 
65952 Sjt. F. H. Sweeney, 24th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty on the night 12/13th October, 1918, during the operations at Hordain. Under heavy shelling he collected his teams and guided them through the town. He has acted as Transport Searjeant since March, 1918, and has throughout rendered invaluable services with the transport.
 
868122 Sjt. B. J. Swinyard, 116th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For great courage and able leadership. During the attack on St. Olle, on 29th September, 1918, owing to casualties he assumed command of his platoon and pushed forward to the eastern outskirts of the village, capturing eleven prisoners, five machine guns and one trench mortar. During the enemy's counter-attack it was largely due to his destructive fire that our line was so speedily re-established.
 
2000197 Pte. F. G. Taylor, Can. Cav. Bde.,. M.G. Sqdn., dan. M.G.C.
 
     During the actions near Le Cateau on 9thr and 10th October, 1918, he showed marked courage and initiative under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. On one occasion, by his promptness in bringing his gun into action against enemy aeroplanes which were attacking with machine-gun fire and bombs, he drove them off and doubtless saved many casualties.
 
919329 Sjt. (A./C,S,M.) D. Thompson, 14th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallant work from May, 1917. During, the Amiens operations on 8/9th August, 1918, after his officers had become casualties, he assumed command of the company, and led them forward to the attack, crushing two enemy machine-gun nests, which were imperilling the advance. He has consistently shown courage and ability in many engagements.
 
83487 S./Sjt. R. Todd, 4th Bde., Can. F.A.
 
     From 27th September to 6th November, 1918, he did excellent work in operations near Cambrai, Dury and Valenciennes. On many occasions he visited batteries and passed through areas heavily shelled. The small number of guns out of action at any one time was due to his unfailing devotion to duty.
 
408903 Sjt. P. Turner, 4th Bn., Can. Mtd. Rif.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty on 28th August, 1918 near Boiry. He assumed command and rallied not only the men of his own company, but also those of another unit in the vicinity. He reorganised them and carried on the attack, leading his men to the final objective and consolidating the position.
 
506 B./S./M. J. Turton, 3rd Bde., Can. F.A.
 
     He has been with his battery since June, 1915. During the battle at Passchendaele his gun was hit and several of the crew wounded and ammunition set on fire. He immediately set to work removing and bandaging the wounded and putting out the burning ammunition. Though wounded, he carried on under heavy enemy shelling, showing great courage and coolness.
 
28513 Sjt. G. V. Urie, 16th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     He came to France with the battalion in September, 1914, and has consistently shown marked courage and ability as a signaller. He went through the second Battle of Ypres, was wounded at Festubert, and again wounded in the second Battle of the Somme.
 
324883 A./Bdr. J. M. Varey, 13th Bde., Can. F.A.
 
     For great gallantry and devotion to duty, especially on 30th September, 1918, in front of Monchy. He made a very difficult daylight reconnaissance under heavy fire, then returned to the battery, obtained wire and assistance, and laid wires over the reconnoitred ground to the observation post.
 
438919 Sjt. (A./C./S./M.) H. C. Vipond, 52nd Bn., Can. Infy. .
 
     For courage and devotion to duty over the whole period that he has been in France, from February, 1916, to October, 1918. After the Cambrai fighting, when casualties were very heavy, he took over the duty of battalion sergeant-major and rendered invaluable service.
 
222353 Sjt. J. C. Walsh, 85th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     For gallantry from 16th September to 31st December, 1918, in the Bourlon Wood operation, when his company went under heavy fire to hold an important villagea gainst a counter-attack. He rushed his Lewis-gun section forward and established his position on a light railway, and got the, gun into action most effectively.
 
338832 B./S./M. C. C. Whebell, 5th. D.A.C., Can. F.A.
 
     He has shown consistent courage and resourcefulness during shelling and bombing, particularly at La Folies, Vis-en-Artois and Bourlon Wood. On 30th August, 1918, at, Arras, when men and horses of his section were killed and wounded by shell fire, he showed great initiative when moving the section, and undoubtedly saved several casualties.
 
171 Gnr. A. Wilson, 2nd Bde., Can. G.A.
 
     During two and a-half years'service in the line, he has consistently displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty. On two occasions, while in charge of the water-cart, he brought it into the battery position undervery heavy artillery fire. On one occasion both his horses were badly wounded.
 
446135 R./S./M. R. Wilson, 4th Bn., Can.Rly. Troop.
 
     For devotion to duty near Queant on 26th September, 1918. He was in charge of a party detailed for the construction of a bridge near Marquion. The area in which the party was working came under heavy shell fire, and although compelled to withdraw he succeeded in salvaging timber which was essential for the building.
 
2200 Sjt. F. C. Wingfield, Can. Corps Cyc,. Bn.
 
     For conspicuous gallantry and initiative on the 1st November, 1918, at Valenciennes. He was in charge of a cyclist patrol, and made his way into Valenciennes. He reconnoitred the streets, locating five enemy machine-gun positions and three snipers posts. He cleaned up the latter before recrossing the canal, and brought back valuable information.
 
478021 Cpl. C. Wise, R. Can. Regt.
 
     For gallantry and devotion to duty during the battle of the Somme on the 5th October, 1916. He took command and showed brilliant qualities of leadership through a most difficult day until he himself was severely wounded.
 
475355 Sjt. R. M. Wran, 4th. Bn., Can. M.G.C.
 
     During operations near Cambrai and Valenciennes he showed great courage and initiative in taking forward his gun crew under heavy fire. On one occasion he took forward two guns to within 200 yards of the enemy machine guns, and put one out of action, and neutralised the fire of others, thus giving our infantry great assistance in crossing a canal.
802620 Pte. J. H. Yahba, 18th Bn., Can. Infy.
 
     During the operations at Iwuy, on 10th/11th October, 1918, he took command of the section when his section commander was killed, and led them forward. Throughout he showed great gallantry and initiative, and rendered valuable service.
 
83858 Cpl. T. Yardley, 6th Bde., Can. F.A.
 
     During the period 17th September to 11th November, 1918, he displayed excellent judgment and a keen sense of duty. On a number of occasions he conducted ammunition wagons through heavy enemy barrages, and it was principally by his courage and good management that casualties were avoided.
 
489355 Cpl. J. W. Young, 1st C.T.M. Bty., Can. F.A.
 
     For consistent gallantry and good work from May, 1916, onwards. He has been in every operation since May, 1916, and for the last eighteen months he has been No. 1 of a gun crew. In the Amiens, Drocourt-Queant and Cambrai operations he was in charge of one of the volunteer crew who went over with the infantry and manned captured guns.
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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