Honours and Awards - Great War

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The following medals and awards were made to Canadian Signals personnel during the Great War.[1] A (*) beside a name indicates a soldier who is on the Honour Roll, having died as a result of their service although not necessarily in relation to the noted award. Award citations cards for the First World War appear beside the names or can be viewed as a collection at Honours and Awards - citation cards - First World War.

Distinguished Service Order

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Maj A.A. Anderson
1 January 1918
New Year award; 1918. No citation.
Maj G.A. Cline
1 January 1918
New Year award; 1918. No citation.
Maj P.E. Earnshaw
1 January 1919
New Year award; 1919. No citation.
Maj E. Forde
3 June 1916
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday; 1916. No citation.
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Maj F.A. Lister
23 June 1915
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday; 1915. No citation.
Maj T.E. Powers
1 January 1917
New Year award; 1917. No citation.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Capt W.H. McMurray
3 June 1919
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.

Member of the Order of the British Empire

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Capt T.C. McGill
14 January 1920
Siberia: The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotion in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for valuable services rendered in connection with military operations in Siberia. Dated 3rd June, 1919

The Military Cross

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Lt R.F. Allen
2 April 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as brigade signalling officer, during the advance from the Canal de l'Escaut during the end of October and first week in November, 1918. He organized a chain system of communications, which never failed, and by means of it brigade headquarters was in continuous touch with all battalions throughout the operations. He carried out his duties with the greatest courage and success, staying on duty day and night, even under the heaviest fire. Without his assistance it would not have been possible to force the passage of the Grand Honnelle river. [4th Divisional Signal Company attached to HQ 11th Infantry Brigade.]
Lt F. Barber
11 January 1919
For conspicuous devotion to duty and gallantry. As brigade signal officer he laid and maintained communication between brigade headquarters and battalions headquarters and report centre during the operations lasting eight days. On several occasions he, in order to relieve exhausted linesmen, personally proceeded under intense hostile fire to repair breaks. His coolness, energy and resourcefulness inspired all ranks and maintained uninterrupted communication with all advanced stations. [3rd Divisional Signal Company attached to HQ 7th Infantry Brigade.]
Lt E.L.M. Burns
10 January 1917
For conspicuous gallantry in action. In addition to organizing and running the signal lines, he personally laid and repaired armoured cables under very heavy fire. He displayed great courage and coolness throughout. (More medals - Engr? - DSO, OBE, * He was CE but worked with 3 Signal Coy in WW1)
Lt R.C. Croly
3 June 1918
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
Lt J.R. Donnan
14 November 1916
For conspicuous gallantry and good work. With his cable section he worked night and day on a trunk route to the front line, often under heavy shell fire. He and his men worked continuously for several days without rest, but completed their work.
Lt P.E. Earnshaw
14 November 1916
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He established and maintained communications throughout the operations under very heavy fire, displaying great courage and determination. He set a splendid example to his men.
Lt G.P. Farr
11 January 1919
In two days' operations he showed the greatest initiative and personal courage in getting wires forward under heavy machine gun and artillery fire, and in establishing communication under circumstances involving the greatest personal danger. He kept his brigadier in touch with the forward battalions during the whole advance, and displayed efficiency, determination and gallantry of the highest order. [Signal Officer 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
Lt B. Faughnan
2 December 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. As brigade signalling officer he planned and carried out the maintenance of a speaking line to each battalion engaged in the operation. He was continually working in an area swept by shell and machine-gun fire, and interruptions in the service occasioned by continuous breaks in the line were frequent, and immediately repaired. [4th Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached to a Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
Lt C.O. Fellowes
7 November 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He worked unceasingly under fire in his endeavours to establish communication, and followed with his wires close behind the leading waves. He showed great determination and coolness under most difficult circumstances.
Lt A.B. Fennell
18 October 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as brigade signalling officer. All of his linesmen except one having become casualties, he personally with the remaining linesmen went out with reels of wire under intense artillery and machine-gun fire and got communication through at a critical time. During the operations he took no rest, but remained continually on duty in the shelled area. he accomplished splendid work all the time at great personal risk and under tremendous disadvantages.
Lt J.C. Franklin
15 February 1919
For marked gallantry and ability as lines officer during the operations against Bourlon Wood and north of Cambrai. On September 27th, 1918, he personally reconnoitred the forward area close behind the attacking infantry under heavy machine-gun and shell fire with a view to utilising the enemy telephone routes, with the result that satisfactory communication was greatly facilitated. Despite enemy shelling and bombing, he maintained almost uninterrupted telephone communication throughout. [Canadian Corps Signal Company]
Lt A.H. Garland
15 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry as brigade signalling officer during the operations around Bourlon Wood and north of Cambrai in September, 1918. He never rested in his efforts to maintain communication with the most forward troops. During the operation north of Cambrai a line was laid under his supervision which enabled a report centre to be established from close to the advancing troops, and owing to his fine example in face of heavy fire this line was maintained throughout the operation. [4th Divisional Signal Company attached to HQ 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
Capt J.E. Genet
14 November 1916
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He personally successfully supervised and directed the maintenance of all signal communications to the rear, with great skill and determination, working under great difficulties and continual bombardments.
Lt R.B. Gibson
1 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty east of Arras from 26th to 28th August while in command of the signal company's cable detachments. The country over which it was necessary to build the lines was most difficult for cable carts, and was heavily shelled. In spite of all difficulties, he pushed ahead with his work, and, by his coolness, energy and fine example', accomplished what often appeared impossible feats. [3rd Divisional Signal Company ]
Lt H.A. Golwynne
1 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the Drocourt-Queant line on 2nd September, 1918. He was in charge of the Brigade Signal Section, and by his resource on all occasions maintained communications with the battalions, often personally repairing the lines broken by shell fire. His arrangements for visual communication were excellent: he also assisted a neighbouring brigade with its communications for the best part of a day. [4th Divisional Signal Company attached to HQ 12th Infantry Brigade.]
Capt A. Hartley
3 June 1918
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
Lt D.B. Holman
1 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry from 2nd to 5th September, in the vicinity and forward of Triangle Wood. He was in charge of the line of communications in the forward area. He established the report centre at Triangle Wood. From these points he superintended the laying and maintaining of the forward lines to brigade headquarters. Throughout the operation he displayed great coolness under shell fire and bombing, and by his energy and devotion to duty set a fine example to his men. [4th Divisional Signal Company.]
Capt S.B. Iler
1 January 1918
New Year award; 1918. No citation.
Lt H.H. Johnson
18 January 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack this officer, with a party of twelve men, carried forward wireless instruments and heavy equipment through the enemy's counter-barrage for the purpose of erecting a station immediately in rear of the new front line. This party, with great determination, pushed forward and established their station under extremely difficult conditions. Through this officer's untiring an courageous efforts a satisfactory means of transmitting information to the forward areas was thus established.
Lt F.H.M. Jones
18 January 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On orders being received that a wireless station was to be dismantled and moved, he was sent forward on tis most difficult and important duty. He succeeded in dismantling the station and erecting it in its new position in spite of the difficult nature of the ground an heavy fire. He showed splendid courage and resource.
Maj A.G. Lawson
4 June 1917
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
Lt W.G. Lawson
15 February 1919
Near Vis-end-Artois, August 26th/28th, 1918, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When communication with the firing line was broken he wen forward and under heavy fire superintended the completion and maintenance of communications for some hours during a critical period. He has on previous operations displayed great courage and tenacity of purpose in the performance of hazardous duties. [2nd Divisional Signal Company attached to 4th Infantry Brigade.]
Maj A. Leavitt
1 January 1917
New Year award; 1917. No citation.
Capt S.A. Lee
3 June 1919
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation. [Fort Garry Horsey attached Canadian Cavalry Brigade Signal Troops]
Capt J.H. Leeson
1 January 1917
New Year award; 1917. No citation.
Capt D.H. MacFarlane
1 January 1917
New Year award; 1917. No citation.
Capt M.L. Maitland
2 December 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and untiring work in keeping up communications during an attack. On several occasions he got news through to brigade headquarters from the front line, when the infantry lines were down, making trips into heavily shelled areas to supervise and maintain communications which were absolutely essential to the success of the operations. [5th Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Maj F.G. Malloch
1 January 1918
New Year award; 1918. No citation.
Lt H.T. May
26 July 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went forward with the assaulting troops and established a report centre and telephone connection. He repaired the lines under heavy fire, going without food or rest for many hours, maintaining communication throughout.
Capt M.R. McCracken
1 January 1918
New Year award; 1918. No citation.
Capt K.R. McKinnon
18 July 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He gallantly led his signallers to the objective under heavy fire, and quickly established communication. Throughout the action, by his courage and tenacity, these communications were maintained, thereby rendering invaluable service.
Capt W.H. McMurray
14 November 1916
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He maintained communications with the frontline during our successful attack and the subsequent enemy bombardment. He was under heavy fire, and, when most of his lines-men had become casualties, he personally maintained the lines with total disregard of his own safety.
Capt F.S. McPherson
4 June 1917
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
Lt F.S. Merry
7 November 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has always shown the utmost energy and resource in performing his duties as signal officer. He personally carried out a valuable reconnaissance under heavy fire to obtain information as to the situation, when, owing to circumstances, visual and telegraphic communication was impossible. He set a very fine example to his men.
Lt G.H. Mills
2 December 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and perseverance in laying and maintaining corps communication for three weeks, especially on one night, when he worked all night under heavy bombing to restore communication. Existing communication at the outset were almost nil, and new lines were constantly wrecked by tanks, transport traffic and hostile bombing, so he had many difficulties to overcome. [Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Lt S.R. Parker
3 June 1918
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
Lt H.S. Quigley
19 August 1916
For conspicuous gallantry and good work in maintaining communications. On one occasion during an attack he maintained an advanced report centre in spite of intense shelling. [1st Divisional Signal Company.]
Lt F.A. Ritchie
14 November 1916
For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He established telephonic communication between two Battalion headquarters under very heavy shell-fire and in very difficult circumstances personally assisted in maintaining the line. He has done other fine work.
Lt A.F. Shaw
3 June 1919
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
T/2Lt C. Shergold
1 January 1915
Capt S.M. Smith
1 January 1919
New Year award; 1919. No citation.
Capt W.A. Steel
3 June 1918
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
Capt A.E. Stewart
1 January 1918
New Year award; 1918. No citation.
Lt R.E. Turnbull
8 March 1919
He showed marked devotion to duty throughout the operations in front of Amiens after 8th August, 1918, and in the Drocourt-Queant operations in September, 1918. during the Bourlon Wood operations he carried lines forward under heavy fire to establish a divisional report centre east of the Canal du Nord, near Sais en marquin Village. It was mainly due to his example and grit that these lines were successfully put through, thus enabling information to be got back early. [1st Divisional Signal Company.]
Lt H.D. Waters
4 June 1917
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.
Lt E.G. Weeks
18 October 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of the buried cable system in the forward area, he displayed the greatest coolness and disregard of personal safety, making several reconnaissances through heavy fire, and sparing no effort to secure valuable information for his brigade headquarters. He set a splendid example to his men.
Lt H.N. Westwood
8 March 1919
As signal officer of the brigade he advanced, following the batteries in close support of the infantry in the storming of the Canal du Nord on 27th September, 1918. Frequently under fire, he maintained good communications throughout both that and the day following in the attacks on Abancourt. he remained continuously at work during the two days, setting a splendid example of devotion to duty to his men. [1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached to 2nd Brigade CFA.]
Lt H.K. Wyman
8 March 1919
For great gallantry and devotion to duty in operations near Cambrai on 9th, 10th, and 11th October, 1918, in charge of the brigade signalling section. For three days he worked indefatigably, practically without sleep, and often under heavy fire, organizing and maintaining his lines of communication. He rendered valuable service. [2nd Divisional Signal Company.]
Lt J.A.M. Young
3 June 1918
Awarded on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday with no citation.

Bar to the Military Cross

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Lt F. Barber
8 March 1919
For marked gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near Cambrai, 28th September to 1st October, 1918. He was in charge of the brigade signal section, and remained constantly at duty without any sleep during the whole period. He repeatedly went forward under heavy fire, and constant touch was maintained between all units of the brigade at all times, and valuable information as to the situation was speedily transmitted to brigade headquarters. [3rd Divisional Signal Company attached to HQ 7th Infantry Brigade.]
Lt J.C. Franklin
1 January 1919
New Year award; 1919. No citation.
Capt A. Hartley
15 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Inchy between September 27th, 1918, and October 2nd, 1918. As second in command and as O.C. of his company, he was in charge of the construction and maintenance of all forward divisional lines, frequently carrying out his work in the face of great danger and difficulties. Prior to the attack on September 27th, a successful reconnaissance was made by him of the forward area for the purpose of locating prospective headquarters and the non-shelled areas for lines, thus assuring the safety of communications. [4th Canadian Signal Company.]
Lt M.R. McCracken
18 January 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He supervised the maintenance of communications throughout the operations in a most efficient and capable manner, personally visiting the captured area to reconnoitre positions for visual stations. His efforts met with marked success, and the energetic and indefatigable manner in which he carried out his duty for four days without rest or sleep, and many times under heavy shell fire, materially contributed to the success of the operations.
Lt K.R. McKinnon
15 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and outstanding good work with divisional artillery signals during the operations August 8th, 1918 to August 18th, 1918 (on the Amiens front), and again during the operations from August 28th to September 6th, 1918 (on the Cambrai front). Time and again when his lines were cut he took charge of parties himself and worked night and day under heavy machine-gun and Shell fire to keep up almost impossible communications. The success of the divisional artillery was largely due to his tenacious work. On several occasions his lines were the only ones working, and the division was dependent on the information sent in by him. [2nd Divisional Signal Company attached 2nd Divisional Artillery.]
Lt E.G. Weeks
8 March 1919
During the Bourlon Wood operations his example of cheery devotion to duty and utter disregard for personal safety has been most marked. His work through the Amiens operation. 8th-11th August, 1918, and through the Drocourt-Queant operation, 28th August - 4th September, has been splendid, and successful maintenance of lines in both these operations was largely due to him. [1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Lt J.A.M. Young
7 November 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He superintended the laying and maintenance of wires over a considerable distance to the advanced positions, under heavy fire, and performed the duties of Brigade Signalling Officer with great ability. The courage and coolness with which he kept up communication during the battle contributed in no small degree to the success of the operation.

The Distinguished Conduct Medal

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Pte H.M. Adams
23 June 1915
For conspicuous gallantry from 22nd to 25th April, 1915, when telephone lines were down, in carrying orders under heavy shell and rifle fire to the St. Julien-Ypres salient. [Canadian Signals Company.]
Spr A. Bagrie
22 October 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as linesman. In spite of heavy fire he worked continuously throughout the action, repairing the lines with absolute .disregard for his own safety, and was successful in keeping up communication under the most difficult conditions. He showed great fearlessness and devotion to duty.
Sgt C.W. Ball
12 March 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations, near Cambria, 28th. September to 1st October, 1918. He. laid and maintained lines night and day, carrying on at times alone when members of his party were killed and wounded. His whole behaviour was marked by sustained and unselfish devotion to duty, and materially contributed 5o the success of the operations.
Sgt H. Banks
10 January 1917
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He continually laid and repaired wires under very heavy fire. He set a fine example of coolness and courage throughout.
Sgt F. Barber
1 January 1917
For conspicuous devotion to duty. He has rendered most valuable 'services in the Brigade Signal Section, and has at all times set a splendid example. [Can. Mtd. Rif.]
Sgt F.H. Bates
1 January 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has at all times set a splendid example of courage and initiative, thereby greatly increasing the efficiency of the signal section. [R. Can. Engrs.]
Lt H.M. Bennett
1 January 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered valuable service in operations, when he, on several occasions, with great courage, personally went over lines under heavy fire, in order to maintain and ensure perfect communication.
Spr J.B. Burnett
12 March 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Drocourt-Queant line, 2nd/3rd September, 1918. He was linesman on forward communication, and although badly shaken up and bruised by a shell, carried on repairing and laying wires under heavy enemy shell and machine-gun fire for seventy-two hours continuously. His work was the best of any man in the section, and his contempt for danger was a splendid example to his comrades. [No. 3 Section, 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Cpl E. Casstles
23 June 1915
For conspicuous gallantry near Ypres from 22nd to 28th April, 1915, in repairing telegraph and telephone lines under heavy shell fire, and maintaining communication. [Canadian Signal Company.]
A/Cpl E.H. Challacombe
12 March 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty At Haynecourt, on 28th September, 1918, he remained on the lines with another linesman for over three hours under very heavy shell fire, repairing breaks in the lines. In spite of his having to work in an exposed area no line remained out of order for more than a few minutes. [1st Div. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs., attd. 1st Bde., Can. Fd. Arty.]
Sgt C.L. Cooling
1 January 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on all occasions. His splendid courage and ability in maintaining artillery communications under heavy fire and most adverse circumstances have been most marked.
Sgt F.J. Corcoran
1 January 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has shown great courage and ability in performing his duties as signal superintendent, under very trying conditions.
Gnr J.A. Craig
28 March 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Immediately after an attack he started out with a party in order to establish a wireless station. He guided this party, carrying heavy wireless equipment for a long distance under exceptionally heavy shell fire, and successfully established the station. Though the aerial was repeatedly blown away, he maintained communication until relieved two days later. To his courage and untiring efforts were due the extraordinary results that were obtained.
Sgt R.A. Craven
3 June 1919
From 8th November to 11th November, 1918, during the advance from Quievrechain to Mons he was continuously employed on the construction and maintenance of forward telephone lines. It was chiefly due to his example of gallantry and devotion to duty to his men that communication with the forward troops was maintained. [2nd Div. Sig. Co.]
CSM B.E. Dabson
3 June 1919
Throughout the Amiens operations of the 8th to the 20th August, 1918, the Drocourt-Queant operation of the 28th August to the 4th September and the Canal du Nord operation of the 27th September to the 6th October, 1918, he was in charge of the despatch rider section. He showed great courage and utter disregard for his own safety. [1st Div. Sig. Co.]
Pte W. Duncan
23 June 1915
For conspicuous gallantry from 22nd - 25th April, 1915, when telephone lines were down, in carrying orders under heavy shell and line fire, to the St. Julien-Ypres Salient. [Canadian Signal Company.]
Sgt H.J. Faulkner
15 November 1918
For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He went forward with one signaller under heavy fire, and kept in touch with lamp station at advanced brigade headquarters until within two hundred yards of the objective. Here the ground was heavily swept by machine-gun fire, and he was only saved by the action of a Tank, which cleared the position. He set a splendid example of enterprise and devotion to duty.
A/Cpl G. Fielding
1 January 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the battles of Amiens and Arras, when as N.C.O. in charge of an artillery brigade headquarters signallers, he laid and maintained lines to advanced battery positions and observation posts. His party worked without rest, at times under heavy shell fire, and it was chiefly due to his courage and initiative that the ever-recurring signals for the S.O.S. barrage were communicated without delay. His work for over two years in France has been invaluable. [2nd Can. Div. Sig. Coy., Can. Engrs.]
Cpl J.E. Flanigan
12 March 1919
During the operations in the battle before Cambrai, from the 26th September to 2nd October, 1918, he was in charge of a group of linesmen laying and maintaining the telephone lines from the brigade report centre to the headquarters of the battalions. Throughout this period he worked incessantly, night and day, laying new lines and repairing breaks, and by his great personal gallantry and able control of his men, maintained this most important part of the brigade's inter-communications. [3rd Div, Sig. Co:, Can. Engrs., attd. 9th Can. Infy. Bde.]
Sgt W. Fullerton
15 November 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. He and his party followed the centre battalion, laying and maintaining the line as they went forward. He behaved with marked courage, energy and devotion to duty under heavy fire.
CSM P.V. Harcourt
3 June 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently performed good and valuable work throughout, and has at all times set a splendid example. [2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
A/Sgt R.W. Hardy
17 April 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty between 22nd October and 7th November, 1918. During this period, acting as line Serjeant, he repaired line, where they were under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. He worked indefatigably, and by his inspiring example communication was maintained so effectively as to enable three operation orders to be transmitted to battalions during the most critical period. [4th Div. Sig. Coy., Can. Engrs., attd. H..Q., 12th Can. Inf. Bde.]
SM W.DeF. Henderson
3 June 1916
For consistent gallantry in several actions and constant devotion to duty. [3rd Divl. Sig. Coy.]
Sgt A.K. Hibbert
15 November 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of forward signal communication for the brigade. Under extremely trying conditions he successfully maintained communication by telephone with the storming battalions. The area over which he worked was continuously shelled and swept with machine-gun fire. He showed great initiative throughout and rendered valuable service.
Pte J.G. Hood
27 July 1916
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his signalling station was wrecked he went with another man and assisted in serving the guns of an advanced section of Artillery which had suffered casualties. Later he returned to his signalling station and destroyed his instruments and codes in face of the advancing enemy. He was wounded by shrapnel. [3rd (formerly 5th) Can. Infy. Bn. (attd. Wireless Sec., Can. Corps, H.Q. Sig. Coy.)]
Cpl L.D. Johnson
3 June 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has rendered particularly valuable service as non-commissioned officer in charge of divisional wireless stations when there was a shortage of officers, and a large part of the organisation of the wireless system was left to him. On several occasions having established stations in forward areas, he himself has made several journeys under heavy shell fire to maintain the supply of technical stores, and his energy and intelligence in training a very efficient station have been worthy of great praise.
Sig R.G. Jones
3 June 1916
For conspicuous gallentry and good work when in charge of a signal station. He repeatedly ran new lines and repaired breaks under heavy shell and rifle fire.
LCpl D.B. Jones
14 January 1916
For conspicuous gallantry when repairing telephone wires under fire, and for general good work. [Sig Troop Canadian Cavalry Brigade, formerly 6th Bn Fort Garry Horse.]
Cpl B.E. Kennedy
23 June 1915
For conspicuous gallantry in carrying messages between Brielen, Ypres, St. Jean Weiltje and St. Julien. During the whole action this road was being continuously shelled and he ran a great risk while performing this duty. [Canadian Signal Company.]
Sgt A. Kilpatrick
22 October 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while superintending cable burying. The enemy opened a bombardment on the working party, forcing them to take cover in a trench some distance away. One man, severely wounded, was left in the cable trench, and this N.C.O., regardless of the danger, went to him, bandaged his wounds, and remained with him till the shelling lessened, when he got stretcher bearers to remove him. His prompt dressing of the wounds undoubtedly saved the man's life. The shelling continued, but he, by his steadiness and magnificent example, rallied the men, and finished the work, which was of the utmost importance.
Pte A. MacArtair
23 June 1915
For conspicuous gallantry on 22nd to 25th April, 1915, when telephone lines were down, in carrying orders, under heavy shell and rifle fire, to St. Julien-Ypres Salient. [Canadian Signal Company.]
2/Cpl W.F. Marsh
3 June 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered excellent service during recent operations in maintaining communication on the buried cable routes, which were being. continually broken by enemy shell fire. He has always set a splendid example of devotion to duty.
SM G.C. Massey
3 June 1916
For consistent good work and devotion to duty under all circumstances. He has set a fine example to all ranks. [3rd Divl. Sig. Coy., Canadian Engrs.]
A/Cpl K.G. McDonald
1 January 1919
For maintaining telephone communications in the vicinity of Vrely, near Posieres, between 15th and 24th August, 1918, when this area was constantly heavily shelled, and the upkeep of lines was most difficult and dangerous. He showed great courage and devotion to duty. [Can. E., ;attd. 3rd Bde., Can. G.A.]
Spr L.A. McKinnon
3 June 1919
On the night of 5th November, 1918, prior to an attack on Onnaing, he was patrolling the line, under heavy fire, when his comrade was wounded and himself blown over by a shell-burst. He rendered first aid, and conveyed his comrade to a R.A.P. He then patrolled alone until dawn. [5th Div. Sig. Co.]
Spr J.W. Milne
3 June 1919
At brigade position south of Boiry on the night of 1st-2nd September, 1918, he, through his courage and determination, established communications under heavy shell fire and bombing, and maintained them to all batteries and brigade, when they were urgently needed for the operations in the early morning. [Can. Engrs., attd. 8th A. Bde. C.F.A.. Sig. S.S.]
Cpl A.W. Mitchell
14 January 1916
For conspicuous gallantry; he carried messages and repaired broken telephone wires, under heavy fire, exhibiting great courage and devotion to duty. [Lord Strathcona's Horse.]
Sgt H.J. Mortimer
3 June 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This non-commissioned officer has on several occasions gone out under heavy shell fire to repair telephones. The cheerful alacrity with which he has undertaken such tasks, under dangerous and difficult conditions, his coolness under fire, and his unremitting devotion to duty have been a very fine example to his men.
Spr E.F. Mount
15 November 1918
This man carried urgent, operation despatches to one of the assaulting divisions, the headquarters of which was continually on the move. After six hours search, over shell-torn and congested roads, and despite continuous hostile fire, the concussion from which twice lifted him from his machine, severely injuring him, he finally delivered his despatches, and brought back situation reports. His work undoubtedly assisted in the success of the operations.
2/Cpl J.F. Norton
14 January 1916
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a telephone linesman. He set a fine example under heavy shell and rifle fire. [No. 4 Section, 1st Canadian. Divisional Signal Company (Canadian' Engineers, Telegraph Detachment)]
A/Sgt G.J. Oliver
12 March 1919
For marked gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack east of the Canal du Nord from 27th to 30th September, 1918. He was the N.C.O. i./c. of the party of signallers. Shortly after starting forward he found that the infantry had passed over a machine-gun nest which was sweeping the western bank of the canal. Immediately he telephoned his brigade, and artillery fire was directed on the nest and all but one machine gun was put out of action. He then got in rear of the machine gun and rushed it single handed, shot four of the crew with his revolver, and took the fifth prisoner. He did splendid work. [1st Can Div. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs., attd. H.Q., 2nd Can. Infy. Bde.]
Sgt C.C. Polkinghorne
28 March 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He remained for a long period in an advanced area maintaining and repairing telephone wires. His work was carried out continually under shell fire, and he showed the greatest courage and initiative in keeping the lines repaired. On one occasion, when a buried cable was broken in several places just before an attack, he worked continuously for twelve hours under intense fire until the whole line was repaired. It was due to his energy and resource that communication was maintained.
Pte H.S. Quigley
23 June 1915
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as linesman during the action of 22nd to 27th April, 1915, during which time he repaired at least 100 breaks under heavy shell fire. Private Quigley also assisted a wounded officer to a place of safety. He was himself wounded when repairing a line under fire on 2nd May. [21190 Private Quigley, H. S. 2nd Infantry Brigade, Staff, Canadian Contingent. ]
Cpl R.C. Russ
3 June 1919
For consistent gallantry and good work throughout operations during 1918, particularly in the attack on Bourlon Wood 27th September, and the advance from the Sensee Canal to the Grand Honnelle River, 17th October to 6th November. To him is due much of the credit for maintaining under heavy fire the communications which made possible the success of the operations in which the brigade took part. [4th Div. -Sig. Co.]
A/Cpl T.W. Rutherford
3 June 1919
Near Mons, on 10th November, 1918, he was on continuous duty for twenty-four hours as motor cyclist despatch rider. He located and guided the personnel and equipment of Advanced Headquarters throughout the night under shell fire, and under difficult conditions. By his courage and resource he rendered valuable service. [H.Q. Sig. Co., Can. Engrs.]
L/Cpl R.G. Sheale
1 January 1915
For conspicuous gallantry at Tour De Paissy on 18th September in continuing to transmit messages from a building which was being severely shelled, and remaining at his post notwithstanding that a shell had burst in the room in which he was working. [1st Signal Company, Royal Engineers.]
Serjeant-Major C. Shergold
17 December 1914
For exceptional coolness and resource under a heavy shellfire at Tour de Paissy, on 18th September. [Earned while with Royal Engineers.]
Sgt W.O. Simpson
1 January 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at all times. Much of the efficiency of the company communications during operations was due to his high courage, ability, and energy.
Sgt E.E. Snelgar
12 March 1919
Near Cambrai, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack on Camibrai on the 1st October, 1918, a forward observation post was established near the outpost line. He undertook the work of communication with brigade headquarters, and the success obtained was due only to his untiring energy and disregard for personal safety. During the morning, under very heavy shell fire, he repaired upwards of thirty breaks in the line, and brigade headquarters were never out of touch with brigade outposts. [3rd Div. Sig. Co:, Can. Engrs., attd., 8th Can. Infy. Bde.]
Spr F.T. Spencer
14 January 1916
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when laying and repairing" telephone lines under heavy shell and rifle fire. He has set a fine example in times of great danger. [No. 2 Section, 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Sgt F.D. Turner
1 January 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has performed consistent good work throughout, and has at all times set a splendid example.
CQMS J.G. Waterfield
1 January 1919
He has seen service in France since February, 1915, and has continuously shown very marked devotion to duty, more especially during the period from March till September 15th, 1918, when during both, the Amiens operation and the Drocourt-Queant operations he worked unceasingly in keeping both supplies and technical stores moved up to the forward sections, himself going up under shell fire to insure the carrying out of all arrangements, thereby enabling communication being kept through during both, operations. [1st Can, Div. Sig. Coy., Can. Engrs.]
Cpl J. Winters
1 January 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 10th August, 1918, he carried despatches to and fro on the Roye road under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. He worked continuously for two hours, showing great devotion to duty and an utter disregard to his personal safety. Previous to this he worked for several days in March, 1918, within a few hundred yards of the enemy, carrying despatches and scouting for the advanced troops, many times being far in advance of our own troops. His machine was finally destroyed by shell fire. [Sig. Trp., Can. E., Can. Cav. Bde.]

Bar to the Distinguished Conduct Medal

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Sgt H.J. Faulkner
12 March 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and fine devotion to duty during the attack east of the Canal du Nord. From 27tn to 30th September, 1918, he was the N.C.O. in charge of all the communications forward of brigade headquarters during the attack. In the initial attack he carried his line forward just behind the attacking infantry and established a report centre exposed to very heavy fire. The information he sent back was highly important, and enabled enemy machine-gun positions to be dispersed, etc. He worked unremittingly for seventy-two hours, setting a very fine example to those under him. (D.C.M. gazetted 15th November, 1918.) [1st Div. Sig. Coy., Can. Engrs., attd. 2nd Can. Infy. Bde. H.Q.]
Cpl A.W. Mitchell
3 September 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when, as a motor cyclist, he carried messages under heavy fire right up to positions almost surrounded by the enemy. Later, the handles of his machine were shot away by a shell, and he himself badly shaken, but he obtained new handles and continued to carry messages with great gallantry.

The Military Medal

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Spr H.L. Abbott
19 November 1917
On August 15th, 1917, Abbott set a splendid example of endurance under great mental strain when he worked continuously for twenty hours as Signal Superintendent and Operator owing to the heavy pressure of work in the Brigade Signal Office, under heavy shelling and gas barrage. [Hill 70]
Sgt W.G. Acheson
13 March 1919
2/Cpl H.M. Adams
9 December 1916
SSgt A.E. Adams
18 October 1917
Spr T.W. Aikins
12 December 1917
For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. In the attack on Aug: 15th 1917, Signaller Aikins acted as linesman. The lines from the old front line forward were broken time and time again, but in spite of the apparent hopelessness of the task, he worked at repairing the line with entire disregard of danger, and dogged determination, under heavy shelling, machine gun and rifle fire. His admirable work assisted in establishing communication from time to time, and provided a means for sending messages of the utmost importance to Artillery control, thereby contributing towards the success of the operation on this part of the front. [Hill 70]
Spr G. Allen
19 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry on Aug 15th 1917. He laid telephone wires forward through the enemy barrage. During the next three days he continually repaired wires under heavy shelling, setting a splendid example and showing a total disregard for danger. [Hill 70]
Spr C.V. Allen
23 February 1918
Sgt E. Appleby
9 December 1916
LCpl A. Arsenault
9 July 1917
Lt F.A. Ashford
9 July 1917
A/Cpl H.E. Ashforth
24 January 1919
Spr T.J. Ashton
3 July 1919
Sgt A. Aveling
24 January 1919
LCpl H. Bagg
19 November 1917
Lance-Corporal Bagg was in charge of a relay station of four men from 14-17 August 1917, keeping up a line through a bad section of trench, on which the enemy put a frequent barrage, and where there were many casualties, and although it was frequently broken, this Brigade was seldom out of communication for long, owing to Lance-Corporal Bagg’s energy and devotion to duty. [Hill 70]
Spr R.J. Baird
9 December 1916
Cpl O.W. Baker
24 January 1919
Cpl W.L. Baker
9 July 1917
In ZOUVE VALLEY in front of SOUCHEZ. From March 27th to April 1st. For his continuous good work on the maintenance of lines across this heavily shelled area. His coolness and steadiness inspired his men to efforts which ensured communications across ZOUAVE VALLEY. His work was entirely voluntary as he was in the area on other duty, but took charge of this work and carried it to a successful conclusion. [4th Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached to 10th Canadian Brigade.]
Spr C.W. Ball
23 August 1916
For his determined and gallant conduct during the action in the Ypres Salient on the 4th June 1916, thereby succeeding after numerous and daring attempts in establishing telephone communication with Yeomanry Post under heavy and incessant shell and rifle fire, at a very critical period of the operations.
Spr O.V. Ball
24 January 1919
Spr L.J. Ballard
2 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on August 15th-22nd 1917. Spr Ballard was in charge of the Brigade Linesmen and was wounded by shrapnel during the first day of the attack. He insisted on remaining on duty, however, although his wound had to be dressed daily. On account of heavy casualties among the Brigade Linesmen he carried on his work with inexperienced men and maintaining the lines with great difficulty under heavy and almost incessant shell fire. On the last do of the tour he was evacuated to hospital, much against his will, as poisoning had set in the arm and shoulder as a result of the wound. [Hill 70]
Spr W.H. Balsdon
11 February 1919
Sgt H. Banks
13 March 1919
A/Cpl F.L. Bartlett
13 March 1919
Cpl S. Barton
11 February 1919
Spr J.E. Bates
4 February 1918
Spr H.L. Beals
3 July 1919
LCpl R.L. Beattie
17 June 1919
Spr J.M. Beatty
4 February 1918
Spr T.P. Bellinger
13 March 1919
Cpl G.B. Benness
3 July 1919
Cpl A.V. Benzie
17 June 1916
Spr G.E. Bernuy
24 January 1919
Spr J.G. Bethune
24 January 1919
Cpl F.C. Betts
11 October 1916
Spr T.E. Beveridge
11 February 1919
Spr M.G. Billings
9 December 1916
LCpl G.S. Blackwell
24 January 1919
Pte H.A. Bogert
27 October 1916
Sgt C.V. Boyd
24 January 1919
LCpl J.N. Boyle
17 June 1919
LCpl G.E.C. Bradley
16 November 1916
Worked and laid cables under continuously heavy shell fire from Pozieres to the front line during 7th-15th, Sep. 1916, and superintended digging of trench for cables.
Pte H.A. Brailsford
24 January 1919
Spr H.J. Brazier
4 February 1918
Spr C.P. Breuls
3 July 1919
Cpl E. Bridgeman
14 May 1919
Spr R.B. Briskham
11 February 1919
Sgt E. Brown
23 August 1916
Spr W.M. Brown
13 March 1918
A/Cpl H.M. Brownlee
17 June 1919
[H.Q. Signal Company.]
A/Cpl W.C. Bruce
16 November 1916
Sgt H.L. Buck
18 July 1917
For great gallantry and devotion to duty at FARBUS during the operations of May 3rd when he was in charge of the Brigade linesmen. Brigade Hqrs and the Batteries were continuously shelled, but this N.C.O. by his fearless example and splendid control of his men, kept up continuous communications despite the fact that the Headquarters Signalling Party were driven out of their Signal dugout by shell fire a few hours before the attack. When Division line was out, two hours before Zero, Cpl Buck went out personally with the Division Linesman to fix the break on the ridge, which was being heavily shelled, and succeeded in altering course and repairing line so that it held for the operation. [5th Bde CFA H/Qrs.]
Cpl W.W. Budd
24 January 1919
Cpl F. Burgess
4 February 1918
Spr G. Burley
13 March 1918
Spr L.A. Butler
19 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry on Aug 15th 1917. He maintained communication with a forward O.P. which was continually under intense enemy fire. The wires were at times totally destroyed but he immediately laid new ones. His pluck and determination was splendid. He was seriously wounded. [Hill 70]
Spr P.C.W. Campbell
13 March 1918
Spr W.F. Campbell
19 November 1917
For most conspicuous gallantry on 17/18th August, 1917 when for over six hours, during an S.O.S. and under heavy bombardment of H.E. and "mustard" gas shell, Spr Campbell and 2/Cpl Glaysher maintained the lines from Brigade to Batteries and so enabled the Brigade Commander to use his guns to the best advantage. [Hill 70]
Sgt G.W.V. Cartwright
6 January 1917
In the neighbourhood of COURCELETTE between the 19th and 21st, of Oct preceding our action on Regina Trench, he worked for 26 continuous hours under most trying conditions. His work had to be carried out in the open, and although repeatedly shelled, the work was not stopped and the lines were got through in time. This N.C.O. has on repeated occasions shown the same courage and has always been a splendid example to his men. [4th Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Pte E.H. Challacombe
9 December 1916
Spr N.V. Chandler
17 June 1916
Spr J.P. Cheatley
24 January 1919
Spr M.W. Chisholm
3 July 1919
LCpl W.H. Choate
23 February 1918
Spr J.D. Christison
14 May 1919
Spr A.J. Church
17 June 1916
Bdr C.H. Churchill
23 February 1918
For the utmost gallantry, devotion to duty and determination. On the morning of the 6th instant immediately after the attack on PASSCHENDAELE, Bdr CHURCHILL set out to establish a continuous Wave Wireless Station on PASSCHENDAELE. The need of this station was imperative as Wireless was the only means of rapid communication for the H.A. and F.A. F.O.Os. Heavily laden with Wireless instruments etc., this Bdr continued for almost 4 miles in the face of very heavy enemy shell and machine gun fire. The station was successfully established about 100 yards behind our line and in full view of the enemy. Bdr CHURCHILL did heroic work in frequently erecting the aerial which was being shot away, and in maintaining until relieved 48 hours later. [C.F.A attached C.S.C.E.]
Spr W. Cockeram
27 October 1916
A/Cpl J.L. Collins
3 June 1916
Spr H. Conley
3 July 1919
Sgt C.L. Cooling
3 July 1919
Spr J.W. Cope
3 July 1919
LCpl E.C. Corner
3 July 1919
Cpl F.W. Coulter
16 August 1917
Spr R. Cox
2 November 1917
Sgt R.A. Craven
10 August 1916
Cpl T.R. Craven
11 October 1916
Cpl A.W. Crawford
11 October 1916
A/Sgt H.L. Creighton
28 July 1917
Cpl W.P. Dale
28 September 1917
Sigmn C.J. Daley
9 July 1917
Spr C.J. Davis
23 February 1918
Sgt E. Dent
13 March 1918
Cpl W.J. Dickson
13 March 1919
Spr D.McN. Donaldson
14 May 1919
LCpl D.B. Doney
3 July 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operations near Valenciennes this soldier performed the duty of Brigade Linesman. On the night of 31st October / 1st November 1918 previous to the attack he was called upon to work under extremely difficult conditions in an area which was being heavily shelled with gas. He gave a fine example of personal bravery, and again on 1st November remained at duty during the day, repaired lines which were being repeatedly cut by enemy shell fire. He showed an utter disregard for his personal safety and though exposed to extremely heavy shell fire and accurate machine gun fire during the day he stuck to his post, and as a consequence of his efforts, communication was maintained at a time of extreme importance. His example to his comrades was most inspiring.
LCpl J.C. Dow
19 November 1917
A/Cpl P.J. Doyle
23 February 1918
Sgt A. Dunbar
11 February 1919
Spr F.B. Eagleson
13 March 1919
LCpl J.H. Eastcott
23 February 1918
Spr G. Edgerley
13 March 1918
A/Cpl J.W. Ellenthorpe
11 February 1919
2/Cpl J.W. Ellinthorpe
11 February 1919
[Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Spr J.G. Elsey
19 November 1917
For consistent good work and devotion to duty. On August 15th to 18th 1917, during active operations he operated a telephone exchange for sixty hours out of 72 hours. His pluck and determination set a splendid example. [Hill 70]
Spr L.N. Evans
14 May 1919
Spr M.G. Evans
4 February 1918
Pte A.M. Farr
17 June 1916
Sgt B. Faughnan
9 July 1917
A/Sgt H.J. Faulkner
11 October 1916
General good work and devotion to duty and particularly gallantry in laying and maintaining telephone wires under heavy shell fire. [1st Divisional Signal Company.]
Pte R. Ferguson
3 July 1919
Spr D.C. Field
3 July 1919
Spr W.W. Finley
13 March 1919
Spr M.M. Fisher
24 January 1919
L/Cpl J.E. Flanigan
23 February 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and resourcefulness under shell- This N.C.O. was in charge of the Brigade forward lines during the BELLEVUE engagement. On the night of 25th/26th Oct., he superintended the laying of the two metallic circuits and a ladder line from cable head to Bn Hqrs., at WATERLOO, and during the whole of the succeeding day and night he worked continuously in his endeavours to maintain these wires under an exceptionally heavy concentrated bombardment. He repaired over 50 breaks and although blown into a shell hole and rendered temporarily unconscious and on recovery although in a daze condition he carried on until communication was permanently established. [3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached 9th Canadian Brigade.]
2/Cpl E.S. Fleischmann
7 October 1918
At HINGES, on the night of May 20th, for gallantry in action whilst in charge of a forward signal station. After all of the men comprising his detachment has become casualties through gas shelling, and though himself suffering from the effects of gas, this N.C.O. in a most fearless and efficient manner continued to keep the forward lines in repair until relieved. As the result of 2/Corpl. Fleishman's splendid devotion to duty his post was kept in continuous communication through a most crucial period. [From WD, Canadian Corps Signal Company 1918 pdf, page 99/550.]
A/Cpl J.J. Fleming
13 March 1919
Spr T.A. Fleming
23 February 1918
Spr J.T. Flemming
2 November 1917
Spr G. Fordyce
13 March 1918
Spr H.W. Forrester
12 December 1917
A/2/Cpl H.J. Fryer
19 November 1917
Cpl W. Fullerton
3 June 1916
2/Cpl G.W. Gardiner
28 July 1917
2nd Corporal Gardiner performed most valuable work in laying an maintaining telephone lines during the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade operations on the 3rd May, 1917, resulting in the taking of FRESNOY. During the early morning of the 3rd May this N.C.O. showed great disregard for his personal safety in maintaining lines to the left battalion battle headquarters at T.29.d.3.8 during heavy and prolonged hostile shelling. 2nd Cpl. Gardiner has always shown the utmost zeal and devotion to duty during the 2 years and 3 months he has been in France. [No. 2 Sec, 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached to 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
Sgt F.G. Garnett
3 July 1919
Cpl G. Gass
3 July 1919
Sgt H.J. Geale
17 June 1916
Sgt R.B. Gibson
9 July 1917
Spr V.W. Gibson
11 February 1919
Sgt C. Glaysher
19 November 1917
For most conspicuous gallantry on 17/19th August, 1917 when for over six hours, during an S.O.S. and under heavy bombardment of H.E. and "mustard" gas shell, 2/Cpl Glaysher and Spr Campbell maintained the lines from brigade to Batteries and so enabled the Brigade Commander to use his guns to the best advantage. [Hill 70]
Gnr G.E. Goodman
17 June 1916
Spr H.S. Gordon
13 March 1918
Spr J.G. Gow
3 July 1919
Spr A.W. Graham
9 July 1917
Spr E.G. Gray
3 July 1919
Spr P.A.R. Green
11 December 1918
Spr R.W. Guy
19 November 1917
A/2/Cpl R.J. Hanna
13 March 1918
LCpl G.A. Hardiman
2 April 1918
For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in that he on Nov 5th 1917 volunteered to go forward with the Wireless party and carried 24 pigeons for use in sending back messages in case the wireless failed. This necessitated a walk of 4 1/2 miles through very heavy shell fire, demanding great determination. he gave every possible assistance to the wireless detachment in the erection of the station, and when the wireless aerial was blown down and messages had to be sent these pigeons proved invaluable. This NCO remained at this point for 4 days without sleep and in his spare time he gave great assistance to the stretcher bearers in carrying in wounded and attending to same.
Cpl R.W. Hardy
13 March 1919
Sgt R. Harper
23 August 1916
For his determined and gallant conduct during the aciton in the Ypres Salient on the 4th June 1916, thereby succeeding after numerous and daring attempts in establishing telephone connunication with yeomanry Post under heavy and incessant shell and rifle fire at a very critical period of the operations. [3rd Divisional Signal Company attached to 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
Spr A.J.L. Haynes
3 July 1919
LCpl K.W. Heaps
13 March 1919
Spr M.G. Henderson
24 January 1919
Spr C.S. Hewitt
11 February 1919
[Canadian Signals Reinforcement Depot attached to Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Sgt A.K. Hibbert
19 February 1919
During the actions of Oct 25th, Nov; 11th-18th 1916, he ran and repaired lines through barrage after barrage showing exceptional initiative and skill and disregard for his won personal safety. This N.C.O. has lined in this neighbourhood from Oct; 9th-Nov 24th 1916, without relief and has always shown utter devotion to duty. [4th Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr W. Hill
13 March 1918
Spr F. Hilliard
13 March 1919
Spr R.E.W. Hillier
28 September 1917
Sgt E. Hilton
20 August 1919
A/Cpl W.J. Howard
3 July 1919
Spr J. Howarth
3 July 1919
Sgt G.R. Hughes
11 October 1916
Spr P. Hughes
28 September 1917
Sgt F. Hunt
11 February 1919
[C.A.S.C., M.T. attached to Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Spr W.C. Impett
11 February 1919
Spr T. Innes
19 November 1917
On Aug 15th, 16th and 17th 1917, Spr Innes displayed exceptional courage in repeatedly repairing overland telephone cables cut by enemy shell fire. He was gassed on the night of Aug. 17th/18th, while mending lines during a heavy enemy bombardment with gas shells. [Hill 70]
Spr D.F. Irvine
13 March 1919
Cpl C. Jackson
3 July 1919
Spr S. Jacobs
13 March 1919
Cpl E. James
16 November 1916
Spr S.H.R. Jarrett
13 March 1918
LCpl E.A. Jarrett
14 May 1919
Spr R. Johnson
11 February 1919
Spr B.H. Johnston
13 March 1918
Spr J.G. Jones
23 February 1918
A/Cpl F. Jones
24 January 1919
Spr J.G. Jones
23 February 1918
Cpl W. Jones
24 January 1919
Spr P. Joyner
23 February 1918
A/Cpl L.A. Kaye
11 February 1919
A/2/Cpl H. Kee
23 August 1916
For continuously carrying out in a most faithful manner ardous duties, practically every night supervising the laying of cable from the Ypres Ramparts to the front line for nine weeks previous to the 2nd and 3rd June 1916, and on the latter date for meritorious service laying and repairing telephone lines from Zillebeke Bund to front line during intense enemy bombardment and most adverse conditions. [8th Brigade Signal Section, 3rd Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr G.A. Kelly
13 March 1919
A/Cpl D. Kennedy
3 July 1919
A/2/Cpl H.B. Keslick
13 March 1918
Spr W. Key
3 July 1919
2/Cpl E.B. Kirby
14 May 1919
Spr I. Kitchen
23 February 1918
A/Cpl K. LaRush
17 June 1919
Spr W.D. Lamb
11 February 1919
Spr S.G. Lang
13 March 1919
Spr A.M. Lawson
14 May 1919
A/Sgt F. Lawson
6 January 1917
For gallantry and coolness on 1st November near COURCELETTE in assisting a wounded Officer of the R.F.C. under machine gun and shell fire when on of our Planes was brought down by an enemy plane. Cpl LAWSON who was near ran forward at once, in spite of the machine gun fire of the enemy plane which followed ours close to the ground and assisted the unwounded occupant in lifting out and dressing the wounds of the other who was badly hit. The enemy quickly opened upon the fallen Plane with salvoes of 5.9s, but Cpl LAWSON with the aid of three infantry men who had meanwhile joined him (names and Battn unknown) improvised a stretcher and removed the wounded Officer. The enemy increased his rate of fire, and followed up their party which was quite in the open and shells fell all around them but they coolly carried the wounded Officer to safety.
Spr J. Leary
2 November 1917
LCpl R. Leavitt
24 January 1919
Pte F.K. Lee
6 January 1917
A/Sgt T.D. Lee
10 August 1916
Spr R.G. Lester
9 December 1916
Spr E.F. Longley
28 July 1917
Spr E.R. Love
14 May 1919
Sgt E. Love
3 July 1919
Spr H.R. Lovett
23 February 1918
Sgt J.S. Lowther
9 July 1917
Spr W.H.W. Lucy
17 June 1919
Spr T.P. Lumb
13 March 1919
A/Cpl C.H. MacDonald
11 October 1916
For devotion to duty on the night of April 26th 1916 during the bombardment on the 1st Bde front when after all lines to the right Battn at the Dump had been smashed by shell fire Cpl MacDonald and another went out and succeeded in repairing the lines under heavy shell fire. Both had previously rendered useful service as linesmen at Ypres, Festubert and Gevenchy. [1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Sgt J.J. MacDonald
18 October 1917
[57th M. Airline Sec. Sig Coy.]
Spr R.S. MacDonald
23 August, 1916
For conspicuous energy, bravery, and resource displayed on the 2-3 June 1916, whilst carrying out his duties as linesman repairing and laying telephone lines between Zillebeke Bund and the front line, during intense enemy bombardment. This after nine weeks of excellent work as linesman between Ypres Ramparts and the front line, supervising working parties burying cables in Sanctuary Wood. [3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company]
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Sgt P.A. MacGillivray
19 February 1917
Cpl E.H. MacKay
13 March 1919
LCpl W.R. MacLaren
3 July 1919
Spr C.T. MacLeod
3 July 1919
Spr A.H. MacQuarrie
24 January 1919
Cpl H.T. Magee
9 July 1917
Cpl W. Mallinson
23 February 1918
Sgt K.R. Mangan
14 May 1919
Spr F.J. Manson
11 February 1919
Spr J.C. Manson
3 July 1919
Spr A.D. Martin
13 March 1919
Sgt A.B. Mawbey
24 January 1919
Spr E.R. May
11 February 1919
LCpl A.E. McAfee
3 July 1919
LCpl A.J. McArthur
23 February 1918
L/Cpl J.D. McCall
23 August 1916
Sgt N.B. McCausland
19 November 1917
Sgt M.R. McCracken
27 October 1916
Spr E.A. McCrady
9 December 1916
Spr W.J. McDonald
23 February 1918
A/Cpl K.G. McDonald
17 June 1919
Spr E. McEwen
21 December 1916
Bomdr I. McFadyen
13 March 1918
2Cpl W. McGowan
21 December 1916
Spr M.H. McGregor
11 February 1919
Spr J. McGregor
3 July 1919
Spr R.P. McIntosh
9 July 1917
Cpl G. McKay
11 February 1919
Sjt J. McKee
3 July 1919
LCpl E. McLaren
12 June 1918
Spr C.T. McLeod
3 July 1919
Spr D.A. McLeod
24 January 1919
Spr H.J. McLeod
3 July 1919
Sgt V.H. McLeod
9 July 1917
2/Cpl H. McMillan
24 January 1919
Sgt W. McMinn
6 January 1917
Pte I.D. McNaughton
6 January 1917
For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty as a linesman stationed at Bde Headquarters during the operations of the 1st Canadian Division in the Somme Area Sept 4th - Oct 17th, 1916. Pte McNaughton in company with No. 29 Pte Vernon distinguished himself during the morning of Oct 11th when the enemy shelling artillery positions near Pozieres continually cut our lines at a test point. By his coolness initiative and disregard for danger he managed to least one pair of lines in working condition throughout the morning for communication between Divisional and Bde Headquarters.
A/Cpl J. McNish
3 July 1919
Sgt F.S. McPherson
3 June 1916
For continuous good service in the field from Feb 1915 to present, laying out and maintaining Bde communications under great difficulties on many occasions.
Sgt J. McQuaig
19 November 1917
Spr W.F. McRae
16 November 1916
Worked and laid cables under continuously heavy shell fire from Pozieres to the front line during 7th to 15th 1916, and after the work was finished he manned the test point in the front line. On the night of the 14th/15th Sept, during the heaviest barrage yet experienced on the Can Corps front a heavy shell broke through the trench and cut and buried system. On his own initiative he went out with cables to bridge the gaps and worked under the barrage for 3 hours himself. [Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
A/Cpl P.C. McWha
3 July 1919
Cpl J.E. Mercer
21 December 1916
Cpl F.C. Merrill
9 July 1917
Spr H.M. Middaugh
9 December 1916
For conspicuous bravery on the night of September 17th, 1916, in sector occupied by the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade at Courcelette in that he repaired seven breaks in a line running from the Bde Hdeqrs to Sugar Refinery in one trip under the most galling and intense shell fire. He made two trips. this was the only line kept open between Bde and the front line during the attack, and messages were sent over it that, had they not been expedited by wire would have seriously affected communication. [2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr P.W. Miller
17 June 1919
Spr J.W. Milne
20 August 1919
Cpl A.W. Minchin
11 October 1916
This N.C.O. came to France with his Battalion in February 1915, since this period he has repeatedly carried despatches under very heavy fire, displaying great courage and devotion to duty, especially during the more recent operations April to June, 1916.
Spr A.G. Mitchell
2 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty 15th August, 1917. Spr MITCHELL was one of a party of six linesmen sent forward to lay lines. The party, including the Sgt in charge, were wounded, and Spr MITCHELL was left alone. At this crisis he displayed great initiative and resolution and securing the assistance of another Signaller laid a line forward under very heavy shell fire. The reels of wire which he carried were riddled with shrapnel, but in spite of this and other serious difficulties he finally succeeded in establishing communication. throughout the whole trying tour of 8 days, during which the lines were constantly being broken by unceasing shell fire Spr MITCHELL performed his duty with the greatest courage and determination and set an inspiring example to the men of whom he was in charge. [2nd Canadian Divisional Signals attached to HQ 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade. [Hill 70]
LCpl J.W. Moran
11 December 1918
Spr D.A. Morrison
3 July 1919
Spr C.O. Morton
23 February 1918
Cpl R.H. Morton
23 August 1916
For conspicuous bravery on 2nd June, 1916, and throughout recent operation in the Ypres Salient. He personally mended telephone lines during severe shell fire and gave invaluable assistance in maintaining communications by the gallant example he set the men in his charge. He also went out to assist a comrade who had been mortally wounded on the 3rd June. [3rd Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr E.H. Moss
3 July 1919
Cpl S.G. Moule
16 November 1916
Worked and laid cables under continuously heavy shell fire from Pozieres to the front line during 7th to 15th September 1916, jointed and sorted the pairs of cables so skilfully that only one faulty joint was subsequently found. He was wounded on the last day but continued and finished his work in spite of this.
Spr H.T.R. Mount
23 February 1918
Spr F.J. Mundy
11 February 1919
Spr S. Munro
19 November 1917
Cpl E.J. Nash
24 January 1919
Spr D.A. New
3 July 1919
Cpl C.J. Nicholls
11 October 1916
Spr G.C. Nichols
3 July 1919
Sgt J.M. Nicoll
9 July 1917
Spr P.A. Noonan
20 August 1919
Spr G.E. Northwood
3 July 1919
Cpl C.E. Ogden
11 October 1916
Sigmn A.D. Olive
9 July 1917
A/Sgt G.J. Oliver
9 July 1917
During the capture of VIMY RIDGE on April 9th 1917, near THELUS, he repeatedly repaired telephone wires under heavy enemy barrage. He worked continuously for 48 hours repairing wires, showing a total disregard for danger. His courage and initiative were mainly responsible for the success of communications during the operation.
Sgt J.W. Ord
27 October 1916
L/Cpl J.J. O’Neill
9 July 1917
Spr F. Paisley
17 June 1919
A/Sgt E. Parsonage
19 November 1917
Spr J.L. Paterson
11 February 1919
Spr C.M. Patmore
4 February 1918
Forward of Ypres at (Sheet 28 N.W.
2/Cpl D.McI. Patrick
14 May 1919
2/Cpl R.G. Patterson
13 March 1918
Spr J.R. Peacock
9 December 1916
Spr H.R. Penstone
13 March 1918
Sgt H. Peters
24 January 1919
L/Cpl E. Phillips
24 January 1919
Spr W. Phillips
3 July 1919
Spr J. Pitt
3 July 1919
Sgt M. Potter
23 February 1918
Cpl C.W. Prynne
12 June 1918
Spr D.H. Rae
9 December 1916
Spr L.A. Ratcliffe
9 July 1917
Spr G.W. Redpath
24 January 1919
Gnr P.M. Reesor
11 February 1919
[5th C.D.A. attached to Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Spr D.J. Reid
3 July 1919
LCpl A.E. Reynard
18 july 1917
LCpl L.M. Richardson
28 September 1917
A/Cpl N.S. Richardson
27 October 1916
During the operations on June 2nd, in the Ypres Salient he was twice blown off his motor cycle by shelled fire while acting as special D.R. for the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade, he was rendered unconscious in the second occasion and brought to the dressing station at Renninghels. On regaining consciousness he procured another machine and returned to duty at once. Also for consistent good services. [3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Sgt W.C. Roberts
27 October 1916
At St Eloi on the night of April 13th/14th 1916, for conspicuous bravery and coolness in repairing telephone lines during heavy bombardment. Also for untiring efforts in maintaining communications between April 11th-18th, 1916 under heavy shell fire. [2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
L/Cpl D.D. Robertson
24 January 1919
Spr W.D. Robertson
23 February 1918
Cpl W. Ross
14 May 1919
Spr M.D. Ross
11 February 1919
LCpl F. Roussell
16 November 1916
Worked under continuously heavy shell fire from POZIERES to the front line from June 7th to 15th September 1916, assisting Cpl S.C. Moule in jointing and sorting the pairs of cables, so skillfully that only one faulty joint was subsequently found. He worked with-out rest under these conditions for nine days and during five of these he had no rest at all. [Canadian Corps Signal Company]
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A/Cpl F.L. Ruse
24 January 1919
Cpl J.H. Rushforth
9 December 1916
Cpl A.B. Rutherford
9 December 1916
Cpl C.A. Ryder
11 February 1919
Spr W.B. Ryrie
24 January 1919
Cpl R.J. Sanderson
17 June 1919
LCpl H.F. Schindler
19 February 1917
Sgt A. Scott
9 July 1917
A/Bdr J.R. Scott
13 March 1919
Spr T.C. Selby
19 November 1917
Cpl H.D. Sharp
11 October 1916
Spr H.E. Sharpe
3 July 1919
2/Cpl P. Shaw
16 August 1917
At VIMY RIDGE, on April 9th 1917, 2/Cpl SHAW remained on duty as operator for 36 consecutive hours and when relieved voluntarily repaired a line under heavy shelling. He set an excellent example to the remainder of the Section by his perseverance and bravery. [1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
A/Sgt F. Shaw
6 January 1917
A/LCpl R. Sheard
19 November 1917
Pte C.E. Sheppard
3 June 1916
Under very heavy artillery fire, this signaller left his dugout in Trench and showed conspicuous bravery in reprising a telephone which had been destroyed by enemy fire. He voluntarily left trench and proceeded into the open remaining there at a point particularly exposed to and under very heavy fire until he had completely re-established telephone communication. [3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr E. Simpson
24 January 1919
Spr D.J. Skelley
14 May 1919
Cpl L.P Smardon
27 October 1916
Great galantry and devotion to duty new Ypres during the period March to June 1916. He has been continually undre shell fire and has rendered great success in mending telephone wires at all times of the day and night. On several occaisions he has assisted wounded men to places of safety, at great personal risk. [3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr G.F. Smith
11 February 1919
Gnr J. Smith
9 July 1917
On the night of April 8th/9th 1917, Gnr Smith displayed great bravery in remaining under heavy shell-fire for five hours repairing the buried cable route near BENTATA Tunnel. The success of the communications of the Division during the capture of the VIMY RIDGE is a direct result of the ability and bravery of Gnr Smith and a few other linesmen on whose conscientious work the reputation of the Company depends. [3rd Brigade CFA attached 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr J.M. Smith
9 July 1917
For conspicuous gallantry. On April 9th 1917, near THELUS, he went forward with the attack and established communication with Bde. HQ by telephone. He continually passed through very heavy shelling in repairing wires. Again on April 13th 1917 he showed great courage in laying wire over open country under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. His courage and determination throughout the action set a splendid example. [1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
L/Cpl D. Smith
11 February 1919
Cpl B.K. Smith
24 January 1919
Cpl R. Snell
13 March 1919
Spr F. Somers
3 July 1919
Spr H. Southern
11 February 1919
Spr E. Southern
3 July 1919
Spr W.D. Spear
3 July 1919
A/Sgt N.J. Speedy
3 July 1919
Spr C.M. Sprauge
24 January 1919
Spr J. St. Louis
23 February 1918
Cpl E.W. Stenhouse
16 November 1916
Personally supervised the laying of cable and other work under continuously heavy shell fire, from Pozierses to the front line. He worked without rest under these conditions for nine days 7th to 15th September and during five of these he had no rest at all. [Canadian Corp HQrs Signal Company.]
Spr R.S. Stephenson
4 February 1918
Spr B.C. Stevenson
3 July 1919
Sgt A. Stewart
11 February 1919
Spr R.O. Stewart
9 July 1917
Sgt W.C. Sugden
14 May 1919
Spr B.S. Summers
13 March 1918
Sgt C. Switzer
6 January 1917
LCpl A. Sykes
9 July 1917
LCpl E.G. Tapping
11 February 1919
Sgt F.H. Taylor
23 August 1918
Spt G.M. Taylor
14 may 1919
A/Cpl T.L. Taylor
24 January 1919
A/Sgt W.A. Taylor
13 March 1918
Spr A.A. Taylor
14 May 1919
Spr J. Thompson
3 July 1919
Spr N. Thompson
3 July 1919
Spr T.L. Thompson
24 January 1919
Sgt E.O. Thompson
11 October 1916
Spr O.L. Tobin
17 June 1919
Sgt E. Topping
9 July 1917
Pte J.H. Totten
11 February 1919
Pte G.D. Ullman
11 February 1919
LCpl C.A. Upshall
13 March 1919
A/Cpl C.E. Vanhatten
17 June 1919
Spr G.C. Verney
11 February 1919
Pte T. Vernon
6 January 1917
Spr H.G. Vines
4 February 1918
Spr V.G. Wallace
21 December 1916
Spr J.E. Ward
9 July 1917
Cpl R.H. Ware
23 February 1918
Cpl S.G. Warren
13 March 1919
Sgt G. Watson
23 February 1918
Spr J.H. Watts
13 March 1919
A/2/Cpl R. Webb
13 March 1918
A/Sgt E.G. Weeks
11 October 1916
For devotion to duty on the night of April 26th 1916 during the bombardment on the 1st Bde front whom after all the lines to the right battalion at the Dump had been smashed by shell fire, Sgt Weeks and another went out and succeeded in repairing the lines under heavy shell fire. Both had previously rendered useful service as linesmen at YPRES, FESTUBERT and GIVENCHY.
Spr J.H. Weiss
17 June 1919
Cpl H.D. Wetmore
13 March 1918
Spr W.B. Wheeler
18 July 1917
Pte D. White
6 January 1917
Cpl A. Whitney
17 June 1919
2/Cpl L.M. Wilde
19 February 1917
Spr F.H. Wilkinson
9 July 1917
In ZOUAVE VALLEY front of SOUCHEZ. From march 27th to April 1st. For continuous good work night and day through this period on the maintenance of lines. He went out voluntarily on several occasions to repair lines under heavy shell fire. His absolution disregard of danger and coolness under very trying conditions were a large factor in the maintenance of communications across this area.
Spr E.L. Wilson
13 March 1918
Sgt A.H. Wingrave
23 August 1918
Spr C.E. Witter
24 January 1919
Spr J.S. Wood
21 October 1918
Spr F.S. Woods
11 February 1919
Gnr S.T. Wyatt
13 March 1919
Sgt H.K. Wyman
2 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. was in charge of the telephone communications, and although the line was continually being broken, this N.C.O., despite the exceptionally heavy shell-fire, immediately went out and repaired the breaks. During the day, it was necessary to lay four complete lines. When the fire became so intense that it was impossible to maintain the lines, this N.C.O. several times carried messages through the enemy barrages, and the great courage, coolness, and devotion to duty displayed by him, set an excellent example to the men under him. [Signal Service; 25th Bty 6th Bde CFA.]
Spr E.C. Young
26 March 1917
Spr A. Zirk
9 December 1916

Bar to the Military Medal

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Cpl W.L. Baker
23 July 1919
A/Sgt C.W. Ball
23 February 1918
For conspicuous bravery in action and devotion to duty during the operations of 30th October 1917 whilst being in charge of the maintenance of the telephone wires, he himself was continually out repairing the wires in very heavy enemy barrage. Also during the four following days he was repeatedly out repairing these wires under heavy enemy shelling and by his courage and devotion to duty he inspired those under him to carry out their duties.
Sgt H.L. Buck
2 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. and men went forward with the F.O.O. and established a line. Although this was repeatedly severed, this N.C.O. and men, despite the intense barrage constantly patrolled and repaired the line. Afterwards when it became impossible to maintain the line, this N.C.O. and men voluntarily passed through the barrages carrying back information of great value. This N.C.O. and men displayed great courage, coolness, and determination and their work was of great value.
Bdr C.H. Churchill
17 June 1919
2/Cpl A.W. Crawford
9 December 1916
LCpl J.C. Dow
24 January 1919
Sgt H.J. Faulkner
9 December 1916
For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty and absolute contempt for his own personal safety at POZIERS on the night of Sept. 11/12th 1916, while in charge of signals at advanced Bde. Report Centre. During 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th, and especially during the night of 11/12th Sept. this N.C.O. repeatedly repaired the wires leading to our forward battalions under very heavy shell fire. In particular during the night of Sept. 11/12th when the village of POZIERS was heavily bombarded with H.E. and gas shells from 10 p.m. till midnight Sgt FAULKNER was out constantly repairing the wires. In order to see clearly he frequently had to raise his gas helmet and was overcome by the gas on several of these difficult occasions. Nevertheless he successfully maintained this - the only telephonic communications to the front line. [1st Divisional Signal Company.]
Cpl J.E. Flanigan
11 February 1919
Sgt W. Fullerton
11 February 1919
Cpl G.W. Gardiner
19 November 1917
From the night of Aug 17/18th 1917, to the night Aug 20/21st 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of PTO the right forward report centre. He was responsible for communications. On several occasions it was necessary for him to repair lines in exposed positions and under heavy gas-shell bombardment he continued to repair the lines and keep the Station working properly although suffering severely from gas poisoning; he continued to carry on until the Bde was relieved. His gallantry under trying conditions was of high order. [No. 2 Sec, 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached to 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
Sgt C. Glaysher
11 February 1919
Sgt R. Harper
23 February 1918
During the action of 30th October 1917 at a place east of Ypres he displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. He exposed himself numerous times to enemy barrage in maintaining communication. He repeatedly went out to adjust and repair the base lines of the power buzzer and to adjust the Lucas lamp and at the same time kept up telephone communication. His coolness and leadership under the heavy shell fire was a splendid example to his men and inspired and encouraged hem in carrying out their duties gallantly and efficiently under these trying conditions. [3rd Divisional Signal Company attached to 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
Sgt A.K. Hibbert
23 February 1918
In front of PASSCHENDAELE: 22nd to 29th Oct, 1917. This N.C.O. was employed as N.C.O. in charge of signal lines. His cheerful example and cool-headed direction of his men in this heavily shelled area was largely instrumental in the maintenance of good communication during the operations. He also laid a line during a heavy enemy bombardment, and the line being broken, repaired it several times, at great personal risk. He remained on this work until communication was ensured. This N.C.O. has shown exceptional ability and fearlessness at all times. His work during the above mentioned operations is only a single example of his continuous good work during the past fourteen months.
Spr F. Hilliard
23 July 1919
Spr D.F. Irvine
23 July 1919
Cpl H. Kee
9 July 1917
For gallantry and devotion to duty during the advance on VIMY RIDGE April 9th 1917. When the Brigade Wiring party was running a line forward to the Forward Battalion Headquarters, the party was hit by a shell, and all became casualties. This N.C.O. organised a further wiring party on his own initiative, and was successful in getting communication established at forward Report Centre. He then organised a stretcher party to evacuate the wounded. [8th Brigade Signal Section, 3rd Divisional Signal Company.]
A/Sgt F. Lawson
9 July 1917
For conspicuous gallantry during the capture of VIMY RIDGE. On April 9th 1917 near THELUS, he laid telephone wire forward with the attacking infantry and after having assisted in the capture of a German Signal Station he led his wires in, and began using the German telephone and exchange, established communications with Bde H.Q. He successfully maintained communication during the engagement although the wires were continually being cut by the hostile barrage. His courage and determination set a splendid example. [1 Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached 1st Canadian Divisional Artillery.]
LCpl R. Leavitt
29 March 1919
A/Cpl F.K. Lee
23 July 1919
Sgt H.R. Lovett
13 March 1919
Spr W. McGowan
11 February 1919
Sgt I.D. McNaughton
19 November 1917
For most conspicuous gallantry on the 15th Aug 1917. He went forward with the attack and established communication with an advanced station. He continued during consequent enemy counter attacks to repair telephone wires, which enabled valuable information to be sent through. His pluck, determination and total disregard to danger set a splendid example. [Hill 70]
A/Cpl A.G. Mitchell
24 January 1919
A/Sgt G.J. Oliver
19 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry on 15th Aug 1917. He continually repaired telephone wires running forward to the attacking Companies through a heavy enemy barrage. Although buried three times he still carried on. His pluck and determination was responsible for the maintenance of telephonic communication, and enabled much valuable information to be to be transmitted to the rear. [Hill 70]
Sgt E. Parsonage
23 July 1919
Spr J.R. Peacock
23 July 1919
Spr E. Phillips
23 July 1919
Spr L.A. Ratcliffe
13 March 1918
A/Sgt P. Shaw
11 February 1919
Cpl L.P. Smardon
6 January 1917
For gallant conduct and devotion to duty during operations on the Somme from Sept. 14th-17th. When all communicaitons had been destroyed he laid new lines through heavy barrage and maintained the Somme under heavy shell fire for 48 hours without rest. Also for gallant conduct on Sept. 28th - Oct. 10th in operations in Somme area in patrolling and maintaining forward communications and attending to and assisting wounded comrades. [3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Spr J. Smith
13 March 1918
Sgt C. Switzer
23 July 1919
Sgt F.H. Taylor
23 July 1919
Sgt T. Vernon
23 July 1919
Spr J.E. Ward
11 February 1919
Cpl R.H. Ware
14 May 1919
A/Sgt E.G. Weeks
22 January 1917
For constant and conspicuous gallantry as a telephone line man notable on Sept 9th during an intense enemy bombardment. Sgt Weeks went over the open and despite the heavy shelling, succeeded in restoring communications twice buried in so doing. On 10th September the N.C.O. again greatly distinguished himself under similar conditions running a line across open country.
2/Cpl L.M. Wilde
13 March 1918
LCpl F.H. Wilkinson
13 March 1919
In front of VIS-on-ARTOIS on the night of 1st/2nd September 1918. He was N.C.O. in charge of a section of four men, and responsible for communication from brigade headquarters, to a forward report centre. He was continually out between these points repairing broken lines, and at all times showed the greatest bravery and devotion to duty. He set a splendid example to his section and section and it was largely through his efforts that a communication was maintained through a heavily shelled area, thereby enabling the final assembly to be successfully completed.

Second Bar to the Military Medal

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Sgt C. Glaysher
23 July 1919
Sgt A.K. Hibbert
14 May 1919
LCpl F. Lawson
11 December 1918
Sgt H.R. Lovett
23 July 1919
LCpl W. McGowan
23 July 1919
A/Sgt G.J. Oliver
13 March 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty Nov: 8th to 11th 1917 inclusive, during the operations against PASCHENDAELE RIDGE. Cpl OLIVER went forward on Nov: 8th and was practically on duty continuously as linesman and runner. On the morning of the attack he made seven trips through the heaviest of the enemy barrage, mending the lines and carrying despatches. his courage perseverance and resourcefulness were an inspiration to the men of the Section.
Sgt P. Shaw
20 August 1919
Cpl L.P. Smardon
4 February 1918
For gallantry and devotion to duty, in that proceeding and during the engagement west of PASSCHENDAELE Oct. 22n3 to 27th 1917. He laid lines and maintained communication. During period of time stated he remained continuously at duty and in addition to his duties as N.C.O. i/c Exchange he frequently went out over lines during heavy shell fire to repair breaks and reestablished communication. [3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
LCpl F.H. Wilkinson
17 June 1919
Near INCHY-en-ARTOIS Sept. 27th 1918. For outstanding example and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. was in charge of Brigade linesmen responsible for communication to Brigade headquarters. During the assembly previous to the attack the lines were frequently cut, but realising the most urgent need of maintaining communication and though exposed to heavy enemy shell fire, by his example and inspiration to the men of his command breaks were rapidly repaired and communication maintained. In the subsequent advance he was repeatedly exposed to heavy enemy machine gun fire and shell fire, but worked throughout two days and nights without sleep until wounded on the night of 28th Sept. The efforts of this N.C.O. contributed in a large degree to the successful maintenance of signal communication at a time when it was most important.

The Meritorious Service Medal

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
A/CSM R.F. Allen
1 January 1918
A/Sgt H.J. Ayris
17 June 1918
[4th Canadian Divisional Signal Company attached 11th Canadian Infantry Brigade.]
CSM J.S. Baird
3 June 1919
Sgt A.N. Burden
18 January 1919
Sgt A.J. Castell
18 January 1919
Cpl I.P. Crawford
17 June 1918
Farr.Sgt J.W. Crocker
18 January 1919
RSM W.F. Crowley
3 June 1919
Sgt C.L. Doig
3 June 1919
Spr C. Dunkley
17 June 1918
A/2/Cpl J.C. Foote
18 January 1919
Cpl A. Franklin
3 June 1919
Spr G.A. Franklin
17 June 1918
2/Cpl J. Gibson
3 June 1919
Spr G. Hagerud
3 June 1919
[Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
LCpl A.J.L. Haynes
17 June 1918
Sgt A.W.McA. Ingram
3 June 1919
A/2/Cpl W.D. Joynt
3 June 1919
Sgt E. Keech
18 January 1919
Sgt W. Livingstone
3 June 1919
[Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Sgt R.J. Lynn
3 June 1919
[Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
2/Cpl R.G. McEwen
17 June 1918
Cpl J.M. McIntosh
18 January 1919
Cpl J. McKee
18 January 1919
Sgt J.M. Mills
17 June 1918
[Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Sgt K.H. Montgomery
18 January 1919
[3rd Division.]
CQMS J.G. Oliver
18 January 1919
[Canadian Corps H.Q. Signal Section.]
A/Sgt P.C. Poulton
3 June 1919
Sgt M. Rosenbaun
18 January 1919
Sgt G.C. Simmons
3 June 1919
[3rd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
CQMS R. Telfer
3 June 1919
Cpl W.E. Terry
18 January 1919

Mentioned in Despatches

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Maj A.A. Anderson
1 June 1917
2/Cpl C.W. Barrett
1 June 1917
Sgt H.M. Bennett
4 January 1917
Spr G.V. Boddington
11 July 1919
Maj J.L.H. Bogart
15 June 1916
A/Cpl W.W. Budd
28 December 1917
Maj K.M. Campbell
11 July 1919
Maj G.A. Cline
28 December 1917
Cpl C.L. Cooling
1 June 1917
Lt F.J. Corcoran
11 July 1919
Lt H.K. Cox
11 July 1919
Spr J. Craven
28 May 1918
RSM W.F. Crowley
31 December 1918
A/Sgt J. Cunningham
1 June 1917
L/Cpl M. Davies
31 December 1918
Cpl J.M. Dennistown
11 July 1919
Lt W.G. Dix
11 July 1919
Sgt S.A. Dow
4 January 1917
Lt R.R. Duffy
31 December 1918
Maj P.E. Earnshaw
31 December 1918
Lt G.P. Farr
11 July 1919
Lt B. Faughnan
1 June 1917
Lt F.J. Fetherstonhaugh
11 July 1919
[CE attached HQ 14th Bde C.F.A.]
Maj E. Forde
15 June 1916
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Lt G. Frampton
4 January 1917
Lt J.C. Franklin
28 December 1917
Sgt E. Frow
11 July 1919
Lt A.H. Garland
31 December 1918
Sgt R.B. Gibson
28 December 1917
Lt F.S. Hall
11 July 1919
CWM P.V. Harcourt
15 June 1916
Sgt R. Hardy
11 July 1919
Capt A. Hartley
28 December 1917
LCpl E.A.C. Head
11 July 1919
Cpl J.E. Holmes
28 May 1918
LCpl D.B. Jones
27 January 1916
Capt F.C. Kilburn
22 June 1915
LCpl F.J. Kyle
31 December 1918
Lt L.A.C. Lee
11 July 1919
Maj F.A. Lister
22 June 1915
Cpl H.W.B Lonsdale
1 June 1917
Sgt J.S. Lowther
4 January 1917
LCpl W.I. Magee
11 July 1919
Lt M.L. Maitland
1 June 1917
Maj F.G. Malloch
1 June 1917
Spr W.S. Mallory
11 July 1919
Lt W.M. Maxey
31 December 1918
Lt H.T. May
4 January 1917
Cpl J. McDonald
31 December 1918
2/Cpl R.G. McEwen
28 December 1917
Lt T.C. McGill
28 May 1918
Lt W. McIntosh
4 January 1917
Cpl V.H. McLeod
1 June 1917
Lt W.H. McMurray
11 July 1919
Lt H.W. McPhail
11 July 1919
L/Cpl W.L. Mitchell
11 July 1919
Spr J. Murphy
31 December 1918
Cpl J.F. Norton
27 January 1916
Spr J.J. O’Neill
1 June 1917
A/Sgt C.A. Peters
11 July 1919
[Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Maj T.E. Powers
4 January 1917
Sgt W.H. Pryce
11 July 1919
Lt H. Pryde
11 July 1919
Capt R.J. Robinson
11 July 1919
A/Sgt M. Rosenbaum
28 May 1918
Lt F.S. Routley
31 December 1918
Sgt A.B. Rutherford
28 December 1917
RSM C. Shergold
9 December 1914
Lt C. Skinner
11 July 1919
Sgt G. Smedley
28 December 1917
Spr F.T. Spencer
27 January, 1916
Lt W.A. Steel
1 June 1917
Sgt W.C. Sugden
28 December 1917
Sgt R.H. Taylor
31 December 1918
A/CQMS R. Telfer
31 December 1918
Pte J.E. Ward
4 January 1917
A/Sgt T. Wells
4 January 1917
Cpl G.W. Williams
11 July 1919
Cpl C.L. Wraith
1 June 1917
Cpl H.K. Wyman
4 January 1917
Lt J.A.McD. Young
28 December 1917

Mentioned in Despatches (Second Award)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Maj A.A. Anderson
28 December 1917
Maj E. Forde
1 June 1917
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Capt G. Frampton
11 July 1919
Lt J.C. Franklin
28 May 1918
Lt P.V. Harcourt
28 May 1918
Maj F.G. Malloch
11 July 1919
Lt T.C. McGill
31 December 1918
Capt W. McIntosh
28 May 1918
Lt C. Shergold
1 January 1916
Capt W.A. Steel
11 July 1919
Lt J.A.M. Young
31 December 1918

Mentioned in Despatches (Third Award)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Maj A.A. Anderson
31 December 1918
LCol E. Forde
11 July 1919
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Legion d’Honneur – Croix de Chevalier (France)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Capt G.A. Cline
30 March 1916
LCol E. Forde
15 December 1919
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Croix de Guerre (France)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Spr H. Levinson
7 June 1919
Lt F.S. Routley
7 June 1919

Medaille Militaire (France)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
CSM W. de F. Henderson
10 October 1918
Cpl A.W. Mitchell
1 May 1917

Medaille d’Honneur Avec Glaves en Bronze (France)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Pte G.D. Hallett
17 March 1920

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Sgt J.W.F. Carleton
5 April 1919
[Canadian Corps Headquarters Signal Company.]
Spr H.R. Cummings
5 April 1919
[2nd Canadian Divisional Signal Company.]
Sgt T.D. Lee
12 July 1918
2/Cpl K.G. McDonald
5 April 1919
[Canadian Corps Headquarters Signal Company.]
Cpl H.B. McLachlan
5 April 1919
[Canadian Corps Headquarters Signal Company.]
Dvr A.R. McVicar
12 July 1918
Sgt J.E. Mercer
12 July 1918
Spr L.J. Moore
5 April 1919
[2nd Divisional Signal Company.]
A/Cpl T.W. Rutherford
12 July 1918
Cpl N.C. Turnour
12 July 1918
Lt J.A.M. Young
12 July 1918

Cross of St George 2nd Class (Russia)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Sgt T. Gale
25 August 1915

Cross of St George 3rd Class (Russia)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Cpl H. Hudson
25 August 1915

Cross of St George 4th Class (Russia)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
CSM H.T. May
25 August 1915

Medal of St George 4th Class (Russia)

Name Award Date Citation Citation Image(s)
Pte H.R. Stewart
25 August 1915

References

  1. Data compiled from multiple sources including The London Gazette, History of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals 1903-1961 and Semaphore to Satellite
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