lister, cecil

Cpt., temp. Lieutenant Colonel, Northamp. Reg., attached 1/6 South Staffs. Reg., Territorial Force

Military Cross

Distinguished Service Order (Mar. 8, Oct. 4, 1919).

His battalion was allotted the difficult task of storming the St. Quentin Canal and capturing the village of Bellenglise on the further bank. Amongst the defences he had to attack was a tunnel system. On September 29, 1918, he achieved a complete success with slight casualties, and this was in great measure due to his careful preparation of the attack and the determination with which he personally inspired all ranks serving under him during the action.