bywater, f. j.

Lieutenant, temporary Major, Royal Engineers, Territorial Force, 47th Division

Bar to Military Cross (July 28, 1918).

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while superintending the destruction of river and canal bridges. Owing to the complicated nature of some of the bridges, which necessitated placing additional charges after the original charges had been fired, he remained to see the work thoroughly completed, in spite of the fact that the enemy were close upon him. He set a splendid example of courage and skill to all ranks.