Military Cross (Jan. 8, 1918).
For conspicuous gallantry when commanding a raiding party. Although the original scheme had to be altered at a moment’s notice, his resource and skilful leadership saved any confusion. During the raid he accounted for two of the enemy himself, and afterwards withdrew his party in good order, and brought them safely and skilfully through an intense hostile barrage back to our own lines. His enthusiasm and personal example kept his men in high fettle throughout, and contributed greatly to the success of the raid.