Awards for 9th Canadian Artillery Brigade December 1918

Awards for 9th Canadian Artillery Brigade December 1918

 

APPENDIX TO WAR DIARY MONTH OF DECEMBER 1918

HONOURS & AWARDS.

 

BAR TO MILITARY CROSS

 

No               Rank.            Name                      Unit                                                         Action for which recommended

 

 

 

Lieut.     C.D. CROWE (MC)          31st. Battery CFA              On September 27th 1918 this officer was bringing in his guns into position East of INCHY.  As they approached Inchy they came under a heavy enemy barrage and disabled two gun teams.  This officer displayed exceptional coolness and good judgement in clearing the road and guiding through the teams which were uninjured.  He remained with the horses and took all the guns in position in time to open the barrage.  Throughout the entire time he was under exceptionally heavy shell fire.

 

MILITARY CROSS

 

No               Rank.           Name                   Unit                                                          Action for which recommended

 

Lieut.     C.A. SMITH             33rd. Battery CFA                   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During Operations near INCHY on September 27th. 1918, the Battery came under very heavy shell fire, several men being wounded.  Lieut Smith went backwards and forwards through the shelled area looking after the wounded and assisted in laying out the lines of fire.

 

 

 

 

No               Rank.            Name                      Unit                                                          Action for which recommended

 

MILITARY CROSS

 

Lieut.      J.R. O’GRADY           36th Battery CFA                             On the night of October 7th. 1918 just as the Battery had moved into action they were heavily shelled.  All the other Officers and 30 men became casualties.  Lieut. O’Grady took charge, helped to clear the teams and had the wounded removed to shelter.  He then took charge of removing the guns from the position and succeeded in saving all Howitzers except one.  During this time the ammunition was burning and exploding all around the position.

 

Lieut.  A. LIVINGSTONE      36th Battery CFA                       On the night of September 27th/28th, near BOURLON.  While taking up ammunition the teams were heavily shelled.  The horses became frantic with fright.  Lieut Livingstone steadied the Drivers and horses and after attending to the wounded returned to the ammunition dump and delivered the supply to the guns, all the time the shells were falling thick around.

 

Capt.      J.H. MacLAREN       31st Battery CFA                        On October 8th, near HEM-LENGLET the enemy put on a destructive shoot and set fire to ammunition beside two guns.  This Officer rushed to the ammunition and helped in extinguishing the fire.  He afterwards assisted to get the wounded to the dressing station.

 

 

 

No           Rank           Name                   Unit                                                                  Action for which recommended

 

 

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

 

 

91036       Sgt.  W.R. LAWS MM     36th Battery CFA                             For gallantry and devotion to duty.

On the night of October 7th at ST. OLLE just after the Battery had moved into position they were subjected to a heavy concentrated shoot which caused about 30 casualties to personnel.  Sgt. Laws managed to get the remaining teams and personnel away from the place of danger, and assisted in dressing the wounded.  Later he helped to remove the guns, all the time under very heavy fire.

 

 

301108     Cpl.   A. MORRISON    36th Battery CFA                                 On the night of September 27th/28th. 1918 near BOURLON, the column when return from the gun position was caught in an area shoot, several horses and men becoming casualties.  Corpl. Morrison by his coolness and disregard of the shelling rearranged the shattered teams and prevented a stampede.  The night previous, this N.C.O. had his horse killed under him, and although badly bruised from his fall remained on duty.

 

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