The Military Cross was instituted as a Decoration on December 28th, 1914, to reward Distinguished Services rendered by Officers of certain ranks in the army in time of war. Bars may be added for additional acts of gallantry. Since August 1st, 1918, it has, like the D.S.O., been awarded for "services in action" only. The Decoration consists of a Cross of Silver, having on each arm the Imperial Crown and bearing in the centre the Royal and Imperial Cypher. The ribbon is white with a purple stripe. Bars are indicated (in undress uniform) by small silver rosettes on the ribbon.
BACON, Capt. Douglas Charles ... ... ... -... 2(20)London
E. of FLESQUIERES, 27th September, 1918. For most conspicuous gallantry and resource during the attack. He led his company with great dash in the attack, capturing a battery of field guns, fifteen machine guns, and ninety prisoners. Subsequently he organised and took charge of the line held by three companies of his battalion, and two platoons of another. He kept battalion, headquarters fully informed throughout the day. Although both his flanks were exposed, he held the line under heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire for twenty-four hours, during which period he repulsed two counter-attacks. He did splendid work.
BAILEY, 2/Lt. Herbert Packer ... ... ... ... ... 3/East Surrey
Near ST. ELOI, 7th June, 1917. He displayed the greatest gallantry in handling a Stokes gun, following the first line infantry up to the final objective, where he consolidated later in the day. He showed great judgment, and was instrumental in repelling an enemy counter-attack by the skilful use of his gun.
BAILEY, Capt. John Vernon Moncas ... ... ... Royal Army Ordnance Corps
BLARGIES, 19th to 21st May, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the enemy aeroplanes bombed the ammunition depot, this officer voluntarily remained in the face of heavy fire to uncouple and save half an ammunition train, the remainder of which was already alight. With the aid of another officer and some men he got the salvaged portion of the train away to comparative safety. His gallantry and coolness were of great service.
BALL, Capt. Arthur Hugh ... ... ... ... ... R.G.A.
Awarded 1st January, 1918.
BALL, Capt. Frank Leslie ... ... ... ... ... 8/East Yorks
Awarded 1st January, 1917.
BALL, 2/Lt. Gerald Harman .... ... ... ... Machine Gun Corps
ARLEUX, 19th February, 1918. He was in command of a machine gun post which the enemy attempted to raid under cover of an intense bombardment. His machine gun was put out of action by a shell, and the enemy succeeded in entering the trench. He at once engaged them, and after severe hand-to-hand fighting drove them out without any casualties among his own men. He handled a very awkward situation with the greatest coolness and courage.
BALL, Capt. Sidney Charles ... ... ... ... 5 /Royal Lancaster
N.E. of POELCAPPELLE, 26th October, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company in an attack. Under difficult conditions of ground and heavy fire from "pill-boxes" he pushed forward reinforcements to the gaps caused by casualties to the battalion. When the battalion had lost all its officers he rallied the men and reorganised the line.
BALL, Capt. Thomas Harold ... ... .. ... 5/Leicestershire
Near ETROEUGNT, 7th November, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during the advance. He led his company forward with such dash that he surprised an enemy field battery. The company captured over 20 prisoners, killed six of the enemy and captured or killed all the horses.
BALL, 2/Lt. William Arthur ... ... ... ... 5/Lincolnshire
Near ECOUST, 21st March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when he was the senior company officer left. He was put in command of the remnants of four companies, about seventy men, and throughout the subsequent four days' fighting displayed the greatest skill, coolness and courage in organising successive defensive positions. His own personal example inspired the men to great efforts, and to a greit extent contributed to their steadfastness.
BANTING, Capt. Arthur Digby ... ... ... 250th Siege Battery, R.G. A.
Awarded 3rd June, 1919.
BARDSLEY, Lieut. Albert ... ... ... ... 12/Loyal North Lancashire
GIVENCHY, 9th to i6th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer handled his transport most efficiently throughout eight days' operations. Each night supplies had to be brought up under heavy shell fire, and when water pumps were broken by shelling he quickly organised another system of supply, which necessitated his constant supervision, having to keep water carts on the move to avoid shell fire. His coolness and cheerfulness were a great asset.
BARE, Capt. Alfred Raymond ... ... ... ... 1/Loyal North Lancashire
Awarded 3rd June 1917.
BARKAS, 2/Lt. Geoffrey de Gruchy ... ... ... ... 1/London
SPECTRUM TRENCH, 7/8 October, 1916. He showed marked courage and initiative during the consolidation of the position. He established a bombing post on his exposed flank and maintained his position for 32 hours until relieved.
BARKER, Capt. Rowland Francis ... ... ... ... 2/Worcestershire
E. of YPRES, 25th September, 1917. He commanded his company with great skill and gallantry during an enemy attack. His tactical dispositions were sound, and he showed great determination and initiative. He had the most responsible position, and continued to hold it, though his right flank was enveloped. He set a splendid example to his men.
BARNES, 2/Lt. Alfred Douglas ... ... ... ... 23/London
GRAINCOURT, 9th December, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an advanced post, which was repeatedly attacked by large numbers of the enemy. Time after time they obtained a footing in it, only to be driven out. He went about calmly en- couraging the men, and organising counter-attacks, and was fighting continuously for six hours. His conduct throughout was a splendid example to all ranks.
BARNES, Lieut. Reginald Charles ... ... ... 4/York & Lancaster
BULLECOURT, 3rd May, 1917. He twice led his men against the enemy's trenches, and rallied men of his own and other units under very heavy fire.
BARNETT, Lieut. Raimond Austin ... ... ... ... ... 1/Artists
S. of MARCOING, 30th December, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a bombing party with great determination and drove back the enemy, who were occupying part of our lines. He inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and re-established the position.
BARON, 2/Lt. Frank Oseland ... ... 4/South Lancashire ( /London)
NEUVILLE VITASSE, 7/8 April, 1917. When in command of a patrol he penetrated the enemy's front line and brought back valuable information, owing to which a serious obstacle to the advance was greatly diminished.
BARRETT, Capt. Wilfrid Morris ... ... ... ... ... 12/London
NEUVILLE VITASSE, 9th April, 1917. Although wounded in the head, he continued to lead his company with the utmost gallantry until they reached their objective. He then organised the position and continued to superintend for some time.
BARROW, Lieut. Thomas Henry ... ... ... ... ... 22/London
NearTouRNAi, 7th November, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst he was bringing his company up to the front line on a very dark night they came under very heavy shell fire, which inflicted several casualties to his company, he himself being wounded. He nevertheless carried on for two hours, and then after reporting that the relief was complete he reported to the aid-post.
BARTON, 2/Lt. Guy Stanley ... ... ... ... 1/Royal Welch Fusiliers
FESTUBERT, 16th May, 1915. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when attacking with three bombers houses occupied by the enemy. On the morning of the 17th May he was wounded and sent down to the base, but, hearing on his way that the grenade company was without an officer, he refused to go any further and returned to take command.
BATE, Lieut. Herbert Roland ... ... 6/Manchester (19/Royal Sussex)
WARGNIES, 4th November, 1918. He took over command of his company on the and November, 1918, and led it with great gallantry and judgment throughout the attack. It was due to his fine leadership through heavy enemy barrage that such great success was won.
BATE, Capt. Robert Edmund de Breteuil ... ... ... 5/York & Lancaster
GOMMECOURT, 27th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He led a bombing party composed of brigade headquarter details to a threatened point in the line, and held up the enemy by attacks for two days, showing a fine example of courage and coolness.
BATES, 2/Lt. Frederick Percy ... ... ... 4/Oxford & Bucks L.I.
S. of ASIAGO, ITALY, 26th August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. He led his platoon with marked skill and determination, himself accounting for several of the enemy. Having cleared up the whole of the area allotted to him, he, although wounded in the shoulder, gave valuable assistance to the platoon on his flanks.
BATZER, 2/Lt. Robert John ... ... ... ... 10/London (i/Artists)
TILLOY, 27th August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led his company with great dash in an attack on a village, pushed through it, and captured a machine gun, which he turned on the enemy. Throughout the operations he set a fine example and led his company successfully, owing to previous personal reconnaissances made under fire.
BAYLIS, 2/Lt. Roland Harry ... ... ... ... 7/Royal West Surrey
BRAY-CORBIE ROAD, 8th August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during an attack. He commanded the support platoon of the leading company, and on reaching his objective found his right flank open. On his own initiative he worked round, and in the face of heavy machine-gun fire twice led his men to the attack, knocking out four enemy machine guns and capturing about twenty-five prisoners. His splendid work enabled the troops on his right to continue their advance.
BAYZAND, 2/Lt. Geoffrey ... ... ... ... ... Coldstream Guards
1. Near HOUTHOULST FOREST, 9th October, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the battalion forward party advancing in rear of the leading battalion. Later, he was in charge of all carrying parties, and successfully brought up material and water in spite of continuous shelling and the almost impassable condition of the ground. Fresh carrying parties were detailed each time, but he took charge of each one.
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2. S. of GAVRELLE, 27/28 February, 1918. When in command of a party raiding the enemy trenches, he led his men close up under our barrage, which had the effect of avoiding casualties to his party and of surprising the enemy to a far greater degree than otherwise would have been the case. He showed fine judgment in deciding when the object of the raid had been attained and in ordering the withdrawal at the earliest possible moment, he himself being the last to return to our trenches. His courage, powers of leadership, and ability were beyond all praise, and contributed largely to the initial success of the raid.
BEAL, Capt. Leonard Frank ... ... ... ... ... ... 2/Bedford
POZIERES, 7th to 9th August, 1916. For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He consolidated his position under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and got into touch with the troops on his right. In spite of shell-fire he rendered a most useful report with map. He had previously done fine work in consolidating and holding a position in a wood under very difficult circumstances.
BEATON, 2/Lt. Grover Cleveland ... ... 143rd Siege Battery, R.G. A.
Near VILLERS-FAOCON, 17th September, 1918. When a section of his battery, situated several hundred yards off, was subjected to a heavy mustard gas and high explosive bombardment, and the command post, in which two officers were hit, he at once went to their assistance, and although himself suffering from the effects of the gas, carried one officer, who had been mortally wounded, to a place of safety, and then returned and assisted the other officer, who had also been wounded, out of danger. He then returned a third time, rallied the men and ensured that every possible precaution was taken. He showed the greatest gallantry and pluck.
BEESLEY, Lieut. Herbert ... ... ... ... ... 5/Lancashire Fusiliers
WIELTJE, 3ist July, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. With great gallantry he pushed forward to the furthest objective of the Brigade, under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire. When the enemy counter-attacked, though twice wounded, he continued to hold his post on the flank until relieved. He showed a quick grasp of the situation and great courage and coolness.
BEETHAM, Lieut. George Clarence ... ... ... ... 5/York & Lancaster
HAVRINCOURT, 20th November, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his men with great determination in an attack under heavy machine-gun fire. He rushed an enemy machine gun and captured it, together with the whole team. He then reorganised his men and captured the final objective, taking over sixty prisoners.
BELCHER, Lieut. Arthur Edward Irving ... ... ... ... 2/Yorkshire
Near RIDGE WOOD, 8th May, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of the company in close support. Thanks to his coolness and good leadership his line was held intact, although the enemy had forced the front line. He also very gallantly led his company in a counter-attack later in the day.
BELL, Capt. David Cockburn ... ... ... ... 9/ Middlesex (R.F.C.)
In ITALY, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When on observation duty, together with another officer, in a balloon, which was set on fire by an enemy machine, he remained in the burning balloon endeavouring at very great risk to himself to get his companion, who had been rendered insensible by a bullet wound in the head, overboard in his parachute. Being unable to do this, he was compelled to abandon his companion, whose death was subsequently found to have been due to the bullet wound, and to jump from the burning balloon.
BELL, 2/Lt. Henry Leonard ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 /London
Near FREMICOURT, 24th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went forward with a Lewis gun and two men when the enemy were about to attack. By carefully ranging his gun he succeeded in putting a number of the enemy out of action and in breaking up their attack. Later in the day, when his company commander became a casualty, he took command, and led his men with marked skill.
BENNETT, 2/Lt. Eugene Paul ... ... ... ... 2/Worcestershire
Awarded 1st January, 1916.
BENSON, 2/Lt. Thomas Norman ... ... ... ... 5 (Gloucester
KNOLL, 24/25 April, 1917. He handled his company with great skill and courage under most critical conditions, He withdrew his men in the face of heavy fire with slight casualties. By his personal bravery and determination he set a fine example to those under him.
BENTLEY, 2/Lt. Alfred ... ... ... ... ... ... 4/Norfolk
YPRES, 9th August, 1917. He led the assaulting platoons of his company in a most gallant manner to the recapture of a strong point which was affording the enemy an important advantage over our lines of communication. By his coolness and fine personal example under most trying circumstances all subsequent attempts by the enemy to recapture the strong point were frustrated. During the afternoon he went out on patrol and captured two of the enemy from a concrete emplacement, which was afterwards of great tactical value, and the following night, although wounded and seriously gassed, he extricated a number of officers from a dug-out who had been gassed at the same time as himself.
BERLINER, Capt. Philip Barnett ... ... ... ... ... 7/London
MALARD WOOD, 8th August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He was leading his company with great determination through the enemy's front lines when he was severely wounded in the leg, but he struggled on for a thousand yards with the help of his runner, encouraging and directing his men. All the other officers had become casualties, and his courage and endurance were of particular value to the success of the attack.
BERNAYS, Capt. John Stewart Noall ... ... ... ... 6/ Leicestershire
EAUCOURT L'ABBAYE, 25th August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry. When an enemy counter-attack was launched on his company, his swift appreciation of the situation and skilful handling of his men under heavy fire, saved a very doubtful situation. Later, he again displayed great ability during an attack, and throughout the whole operations his courage and cheerfulness set a fine example to all ranks (at BEAULENCOURT, 1st September, 1918).
BERTIE, Capt. Alberic Willoughby ... ... ... ... R.F.A.
Awarded 3rd June, 1918.
BESCH, 2/Lt. Roy Cressy Frederick ... ... ... ... 1/Artists
Awarded 1st January, 1919.
BESSANT, 2/Lt. John Archibald ... ... ... ... ... ... R.E.
LEIPZIG SALIENT, 21st August, 1916. He laid out and superintended the' construction of 250 yards of communication trench up to the captured enemy trenches. He^got the work completed by daylight. The whole work was carried out under heavy shell fire.'
BLACK, Lieut. James ... .. ... ... ... ... Irish Guards
BROOMBEKE, 7th to 10th October, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as Adjutant during three days' operations. When the trenches of one of the support companies were being blown to pieces he went from battalion headquarters and led the company forward into a new position.
BLACKHURST, 2/Lt. Sydney ... ... ... ... ... ... 7/London
S.E. of YPRES, 7th June, 1917. He led his company with the greatest gallantry and determination to their objective. Although wounded in three places, he disregarded his wounds until the objective had been consolidated three hours later, although they were sufficiently severe to justify him not remaining on duty. He set a splendid example of courage and determination, which had an immense moral effect on his men.
BLAKE, Major Charles Edwin Norman ... ... ... ... ... R.F.A.
Awarded 1st January, 1918.
BLANCHARD, 2/Lt. Henry Claude Allan ... ... ... ... 1/ Artists
Near WESTROOSETEKE RIDGE, 30/31 October, 1917. When owing to casualties the command of the company devolved upon him he remained at his post for six hours after he was severely wounded, and although in great pain established communication with the company in support and refused to leave until reinforcements arrived.
BLUNDELL, Lieut. Douglas Roper ... ... ... ... ... 20/London
Awarded 3rd June, 1919.
BOND, 2/Lt. Gerald Aubrey ... ... ... 3/County of London Yeomanry
E. of YPRES, 2nd to 11th August, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on several occasions when bringing up rations and material to the front line on pack animals, over very difficult country and under almost continuous shell fire. In spite of casualties to animals and a stampede caused by shells, he never failed to deliver the whole of the stores. Throughout he set a very fine example to his men.
BONE, Capt. Frederick Howard ... ... .. ... ... 2/Wiltshire
MORCHIES, 22nd to 25th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He formed a defensive flank with half his company, and with the remainder reinforced the front line, inflicting severe losses on the enemy and holding them in check for many hours. He subsequently withdrew, and, although in an exhausted state, helped with the reorganisation of the battalion. He showed untiring energy and great coolness in the face of overwhelming numbers.
BOON, 2/Lt. Ernest George Fred ... ... ... ... ... R.G.A.
Near YPRES, 22nd October, 1917. During a bombardment a shell hit a stack of shells, exploding some and setting fire to the cartridges. At great personal risk and under fire the whole tftne, he succeeded in extinguishing the fire before it spread to a pile of fused shells.
BORET, 2/Lt. John Auguste ... ... ... 4/Royal West Surrey (R.F.C.)
In FRANCE, August and September, 1917, For Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on many occasions. He has taken part in forty-one night bombing raids, many of which were carried out at a very low altitude and in bad weather. He has successfully inflicted considerable damage upon his objectives.
BOURDILLON, Lieut. Tom Lewis ... ... ... ... ... 8/K.R.R.C.
SWITCH TRENCH, 15th September, 1916. Although wounded, he led his company with great courage and initiative, and organised the consolidation of the position gained.
Box, 2/Lt. Kenneth James ... ... ... ... 3/ Yorkshire L.I.
Awarded 3rd June, 1918.
BOYTON, 2/Lt. Jack Lyons ... ... ... ... 5/Leicestershire
EPEHY, 2ist March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while employed as battalion intelligence officer during an enemy attack. He was continuously in the battalion observation post, whence he kept in touch with both front-line companies and sent back reports hourly to battalion headquarters. In the evening he made a reconnaissance and gained valuable information as to the enemy dispositions and the position of the battalion on the left. He performed his duties with much courage and ability.
BRACHI, Lieut. Maurice ... ... ... ... 3/London Field Co., R.E.
VIMY RIDGE, 21st May, 1916. For conspicuous ability and good personal example and care in organising a combined R.E. and Infantry party to occupy advanced trenches under very heavy fire.
BREALY, 2/Lt. Samuel George ... ... ... 6/Royal Fusiliers
E. of YPRES, 31st July, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst acting as Liaison Officer. He showed the greatest courage and initiative in obtaining valuable information under intense machine-gun and shell fire. It was owing to his gallantry and dash that the leading battalions were kept in touch with one another, and thus greatly contributed to the success of the operation.
BRENCHLEY, 2/Lt. John ... ... ... ... 4/Coldstream Guards
Near BOESINGHE, 27th to 31st July, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst putting out bridges across a canal. It was entirely due to his untiring and gallant efforts that the bridges were kept in repair, in spite of frequent breaks by hostile shell fire, and that they were in a serviceable condition by zero hour, in good time for our attack.
BREWER, Capt. Charles Herbert ... 2/Bedfordshire (R.A.F.)
In FRANCE, 10/11 March, 1918. He set out to make a special railway reconnaissance, and though the weather conditions became very bad he continued his task with the greatest determination. His engine began to fail when he was a long distance over the enemy's lines. By skilful piloting he succeeded in crossing the enemy's trenches, but the machine crashed in "No Man's Land," and turned completely over. Heavy machine-gun fire was opened by the enemy, and though his jaw was broken he extricated the observer, who was pinned under the machine and was unconscious, and dragged him to a shell-hole in the face of the enemy's fire. He showed splendid courage and resource.
BROADBRIDGE, Capt. Myles O'Brien ... ... ... ... 8/Devonshire
Awarded 1st January, 1916.
BROATCH, 2/Lt. Percy ... ... ... ... 32/Northumberland Fusiliers
E. of HARGICODRT, 26th August, 1917. He led his men to attack and got into action on the final objective in a very short time. Although half his men became casualties he kept his mortars in action and supplied with ammunition, until relieved three days later. It was only owing to his brilliant leadership and cheerful example that the mortars were kept in action.
BROMFIELD, 2/Lt. Frank Larden ... ... ... 1/East Lancashire
Awarded 1st January, 1919.
BROOKE, 2/Lt. Cecil Bernard ... ... ... ... Machine Gun Corps
CAMBRAI, 20th November, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of a party of infantry who had lost their officers and senior N.C.O.s and led them forward to the objective. He also brought his machine guns into action in spite of heavy casualties.
BROOKE, 2/Lt. Leonard ... ... ... ... 4/Loyal North Lancashire
E. of YPRES, 20th to 25th September, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as intelligence officer during an action. He established an observation post in a commanding and conspicuous position, and worked under heavy shell fire throughout a critical period, having only one signaller left out of his party. Later, he found himself the only officer in the front line, and took command until the battalion was relieved, showing marked coolness and contempt of danger.
BROOKS, Capt. Douglas Cecil Jack ... ... ... ... 9/ Welch Fusiliers
Awarded 4th June, 1917.
BROWN, Capt. Alfred John ... ... ... ... 6/Royal Sussex (R.F.C)
In FRANCE, 2nd March, 1918. While on patrol work he and his patrol attacked two enemy two-seater machines, one of which was driven down out of control, the other being seriously damaged. On the following day he attacked a hostile reconnaissance machine, which he forced to land in our lines. On a later occasion he volunteered to attack a hostile aerodrome in foggy weather. He dropped four bombs from a height of aoo feet, which blew in the sides of one of the hangars, and then attacked horse and motor transport on the road, finally engaging enemy troops in the main street of a village with machine-gun fire. He has shown great skill and daring as a leader of offensive patrol.
BROWN, 2/Lt. Andrew Terras ... ... ... ... ... 3/West Yorkshire
Awarded 1st January, 1918.
BROWN, 2/Lt. Ernest Bertram ... ... ... ... 5/South Staffordshire
BUCQUOY, 13/14 March, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led two platoons into the enemy's lines, and maintained his position until ordered to retire. He assisted to bring in several wounded men under heavy fire, and throughout set a splendid example to his men.
BROWN, Capt. Harold Gladstone ... ... ... ... 8/ York & Lancaster
E. of YPRES, 18th September. 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a raiding party. He led his party against an enemy strong point, and was the first to enter it, shooting two of the enemy with his revolver and bayonetting a third. Though under fire from another strong point he very coolly made a careful reconnaissance of both positions, and brought back valuable information. He set a magnificent example of coolness under fire to his men, and it was largely due to his initiative and energy that the operations were successful.
BROWN, Lieut Sydney ... ... ... ... 6/Northumberland Fusiliers
POEILLY, aist to 23rd March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer handled his company with skill and resource for some ten days' fighting, until he was wounded. When in battalion reserve he made several counter-attacks, and closed a gap in the right flank. His company found the rearguard at the crossing of a river, and it was mainly due to his leading that the enemy was held off while the retirement was being effected.
BROWN, 2/Lt. Walter James ... ... ... ... 4/South Lancashire
Awarded 1st January, 1918.
BROWNE, Lieut. Aubrey George ... ... ... 4/Norfolk (1/M.G.C.)
N. of FRESNOY, 24th September, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry while in charge of a battery of eight machine guns, which he got into action under very heavy shell and machine- gun fire. He then pushed forward under intense machine-gun fire, and did splendid work in repelling a vigorous counter-attack_launched by the enemy.
BRYSON, 2/Lt. George ... ... ... ... ... 1/Cameron Highlanders
Near BERTHANCOURT, 18th September, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry in command of his platoon. Under heavy machine-gun fire he charged and knocked out a machine gun which was holding up the advance and captured the gun crew, thus enabling his men to reach the second objective.
BRYSON, Capt. Robert Edwards ... ... ... 12/Scottish Rifles (R.A.F.)
ST. QUENTJN, 21st March, 1918. When on contact patrol work he was subjected to the most severe machine-gun and rifle fire from the ground, and received a serious wound. Despite this, and the most adverse weather conditions, he succeeded in locating the enemy positions, landing his machine safely behind our lines and bringing back most valuable information. By his disregard of personal danger and unfailing devotion to duty he has set a splendid example to all ranks.
BULLPITT, 2/Lt. James ... ... ... ... 1/Machine Gun Corps
Awarded 1st January, 1919.
BURBURY, 2/Lt. Arthur Vivian ... ... ... 2/Yorkshire (R.F.C.)
CAFTET WOOD, 15th September, 1916. When observing from a balloon at a height of 3,000 feet. the cable was cut by a shell. He destroyed his papers, ripped the balloon, a most difficult operation in the air, and then got down in his parachute.
BURDER, 2/Lt. Claud Vernon ... ... ... ... ... 8/Middlesex
Near WESTHOEK, 16th August, 1917. He led his company through heavy shell fire to an exposed position with great gallantry and ability. Though short of ammunition and suffering many casualties, by his fine example he inspired his men, and held the position until relieved. He sent in most valuable information, and set a splendid example of courage and resolution.
BURMANN, Lieut. Robert Moyle ... ... ... Adjutant, 2/Border
Awarded 1st January, 1916.
BURROUGHS, Capt. Percy William ... ... 24/London
AVELUY WOOD, 6/7 April, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He constantly displayed the utmost courage in visiting all his posts and looking after his men during heavy enemy machine-gun and shell fire. By his skilful dispositions he successfully maintained his line against repeated attacks, although for nearly six hours his left flank was unprotected. Finally he counter-attacked at a critical time, capturing two machine guns and many prisoners. He set a splendid example of courage and cheerfulness which greatly inspired all ranks with him.
BURTON, Lieut. Ralph Withers ... ... ... 1/East Surrey (M.G.C.)
Awarded 1st January, 1918.
BUTTFIELD, 2/Lt. Leonard Frank ... ... Bucks Battn. Oxford & Bucks L.I.
Near ST. JULIEN, 26th August, 1917. In an attack when his company officers had become casualties he took command, reorganised the men, and consolidated the positions won, and held the line until relieved. He showed complete disregard for personal safety, and his good leading contributed largely to the success of the attack.