gibson, h. d.

Second Lieutenant, Acting Lieutenant, North Staffordshire Regiment, seconded Machine Gun Corps

Military Cross (July 26, 1917).

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of mortars during an attack upon enemy trenches. His forward guns were completely buried by hostile shelling, but he succeeded in bringing them back ready to fire again, although a terrific barrage was going on at the time. He also took charge of a party of infantry who were left without an officer, and led them forward and established bombing posts. He set a very fine example to all ranks.