searls, t. h.

Lieutenant, South Staffordshire Regiment

Military Cross (Sept. 16, 1918).

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a platoon. He successfully completed an enveloping movement, with the result that none of the enemy garrison escaped death or capture. He showed conspicuous courage in hand-to-hand fighting, and personally inflicted several casualties on the enemy. He captured several prisoners single-handed.