Military Medal - Signals Recipients

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The Military Medal has been awarded to the following 422 Signals personnel. In addition, 39 Signals recipients have also been awarded the first bar and 9 Signals recipients have also been awarded the second bar.[1]

Name Award Era Award Date Citation
Spr H.L. Abbott
WW1
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.
Sgt W.G. Acheson
WW1
13 March 1919
SSgt A.E. Adams
WW1
18 October 1917
2/Cpl H.M. Adams
WW1
9 December 1916
Spr T.W. Aikins
WW1
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.
Spr G. Allen
WW1
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.
Spr C.V. Allen
WW1
23 February 1918
Cpl T.E. Anderson
WW2
10 November 1945
Sgt E. Appleby
WW1
9 December 1916
LCpl A. Arsenault
WW1
9 July 1917
Lt F.A. Ashford
WW1
9 July 1917
A/Cpl H.E. Ashforth
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr T.J. Ashton
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt A. Aveling
WW1
24 January 1919
LCpl H. Bagg
WW1
19 November 1917
L/Corporal was in charge of a relay station of 4 men from the 14th to 17th of August, 1917, keeping up a line through a bad section of trn
Spr R.J. Baird
WW1
9 December 1916
Cpl W.L. Baker
WW1
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.]
Cpl O.W. Baker
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr C.W. Ball
WW1
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
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr L.J. Ballard
WW1
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
Spr W.H. Balsdon
WW1
11 February 1919
Sgt H. Banks
WW1
13 March 1919
A/Cpl F.L. Bartlett
WW1
13 March 1919
Cpl S. Barton
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr J.E. Bates
WW1
4 February 1918
Spr H.L. Beals
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl R.L. Beattie
WW1
17 June 1919
Spr J.M. Beatty
WW1
4 February 1918
Spr T.P. Bellinger
WW1
13 March 1919
Cpl G.B. Benness
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl A.V. Benzie
WW1
17 June 1916
Spr G.E. Bernuy
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr J.G. Bethune
WW1
24 January 1919
Cpl F.C. Betts
WW1
11 October 1916
Spr T.E. Beveridge
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr M.G. Billings
WW1
9 December 1916
Sgt G.H. Bird
WW2
10 November 1945
LCpl G.S. Blackwell
WW1
24 January 1919
Pte H.A. Bogert
WW1
27 October 1916
Sigmn E.M. Bourke
WW2
10 November 1945
A/Cpl S. Bowman
WW2
10 November 1945
Sgt C.V. Boyd
WW1
24 January 1919
LCpl J.N. Boyle
WW1
17 June 1919
LCpl G.E.C. Bradley
WW1
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
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr H.J. Brazier
WW1
4 February 1918
Spr C.P. Breuls
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl E. Bridgeman
WW1
14 May 1919
Spr R.B. Briskham
WW1
11 February 1919
Sgt E. Brown
WW1
23 August 1916
Cpl J.D. Brown
WW2
10 November 1945
Spr W.M. Brown
WW1
13 March 1918
A/Cpl H.M. Brownlee
WW1
17 June 1919
[H.Q. Signal Company.]
A/Cpl W.C. Bruce
WW1
16 November 1916
Sgt T.W. Brydon
WW2
12 May 1945
Sgt H.L. Buck
WW1
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
WW1
24 January 1919
Cpl F. Burgess
WW1
4 February 1918
Spr G. Burley
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr L.A. Butler
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr W.F. Campbell
WW1
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.
Sgt A.W. Carmichael
WW1
21 October 1918
Sgt G.W.V. Cartwright
WW1
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
WW1
9 December 1916
Spr N.V. Chandler
WW1
17 June 1916
Spr J.P. Cheatley
WW1
24 January 1919
Cpl W.A. Chergwin
WW2
30 December 1944
Spr M.W. Chisholm
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl W.H. Choate
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr J.D. Christison
WW1
14 May 1919
Spr A.J. Church
WW1
17 June 1916
Bdr C.H. Churchill
WW1
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.]
LCpl R.D. Clissold
WW2
22 September 1945
Spr W. Cockeram
WW1
27 October 1916
A/Cpl J.L. Collins
WW1
3 June 1916
Spr H. Conley
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt C.L. Cooling
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr J.W. Cope
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl E.C. Corner
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl F.W. Coulter
WW1
16 August 1917
Spr R. Cox
WW1
2 November 1917
Sgt B. Craine
WW2
1 March 1945
Sgt W.F. Cramp
WW2
28 April 1945
Sgt R.A. Craven
WW1
10 August 1916
Cpl T.R. Craven
WW1
11 October 1916
Cpl A.W. Crawford
WW1
11 October 1916
A/Sgt H.L. Creighton
WW1
28 July 1917
Sigmn J.F. Crosby
WW2
9 February 1946
Cpl W.P. Dale
WW1
28 September 1917
Sigmn C.J. Daley
WW1
9 July 1917
Cpl N.F. Daley
WW2
19 December 1944
Spr C.J. Davis
WW1
23 February 1918
LCpl R.A. Davis
WW2
22 September 1945
Sigmn J.H.M. Dehler
WW2
4 November 1943
Sicily: On the evening of 22 Jul 43 the enemy heavily shelled our position at Linertina. Sigmn Dehler was on duty as operator of the 22 wireless set working to Bde. The wireless vehicle containing the set was in a small wood. Enemy shells began falling close to the vehicle, on about 30 feet in front and one about 15 feet in rear. Fires broke out. Then an ammunition truck about 20 yards from the wireless vehicle caught fire and A. Tank shells and other ammunition began to explode. While this was going on another enemy shell dropped about 6 or 7 feet in front of the wireless vehicle and other fires started nearby. Shelling in the immediate vicinity lasted about an hour. All personnel in the vicinity of the wireless vehicle took cover at the beginning of the shelling and, except when required to leave cover to perform duties, remained under cover while the shelling lasted. Sigmn Dehler might have taken cover or lain down beside his vehicle at least for short periods, however her remained at his set in a very exposed position throughout the shelling and maintained communication with Bde H.Q. He showed great devotion to duty and disregard for his own safety.
Sgt E. Dent
WW1
13 March 1918
Cpl W.J. Dickson
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr D.McN. Donaldson
WW1
14 May 1919
LCpl D.B. Doney
WW1
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
WW1
19 November 1917
A/Cpl P.J. Doyle
WW1
23 February 1918
Sgt A. Dunbar
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr F.B. Eagleson
WW1
13 March 1919
LCpl J.H. Eastcott
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr G. Edgerley
WW1
13 March 1918
Cpl A.R. Edwards
WW2
3 July 1945
A/Cpl J.W. Ellenthorpe
WW1
11 February 1919
2/Cpl J.W. Ellinthorpe
WW1
11 February 1919
[Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Spr J.G. Elsey
WW1
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.
Spr L.N. Evans
WW1
14 May 1919
Spr M.G. Evans
WW1
4 February 1918
Pte A.M. Farr
WW1
17 June 1916
Sgt B. Faughnan
WW1
9 July 1917
A/Sgt H.J. Faulkner
WW1
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.]
Cpl L.W. Feig
WW2
12 July 1945
Pte R. Ferguson
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl A.A. Ferris
WW2
30 September 1944
Spr D.C. Field
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr W.W. Finley
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr M.M. Fisher
WW1
24 January 1919
L/Cpl J.E. Flanigan
WW1
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
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr T.A. Fleming
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr J.T. Flemming
WW1
2 November 1917
Spr G. Fordyce
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr H.W. Forrester
WW1
12 December 1917
A/2/Cpl H.J. Fryer
WW1
19 November 1917
Cpl W. Fullerton
WW1
3 June 1916
2/Cpl G.W. Gardiner
WW1
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
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl G. Gass
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt H.J. Geale
WW1
17 June 1916
Sgt R.B. Gibson
WW1
9 July 1917
Spr V.W. Gibson
WW1
11 February 1919
LCpl S.E. Gilbert
WW2
2 October 1942
Sgt C. Glaysher
WW1
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.
Gnr G.E. Goodman
WW1
17 June 1916
Spr H.S. Gordon
WW1
13 March 1918
LSgt W. Gordon
WW2
22 September 1945
Spr J.G. Gow
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr A.W. Graham
WW1
9 July 1917
Sigmn W.T. Gray
WW2
29 September 1945
Spr E.G. Gray
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr P.A.R. Green
WW1
11 December 1918
Spr R.W. Guy
WW1
19 November 1917
A/2/Cpl R.J. Hanna
WW1
13 March 1918
LCpl G.A. Hardiman
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1919
Sgt R. Harper
WW1
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.]
Sgt D.L. Hart
WW2
2 October 1942
Cpl R. Hartshorne
WW2
30 December 1944
Cpl J. Hayley
WW2
28 April 1945
Spr A.J.L. Haynes
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl K.W. Heaps
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr M.G. Henderson
WW1
24 January 1919
SgtMaj W.DeF. Henderson
10 October 1908
Spr C.S. Hewitt
WW1
11 February 1919
[Canadian Signals Reinforcement Depot attached to Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Sgt A.K. Hibbert
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr F. Hilliard
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr R.E.W. Hillier
WW1
28 September 1917
Sgt E. Hilton
WW1
20 August 1919
A/Cpl W.J. Howard
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr J. Howarth
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt G.R. Hughes
WW1
11 October 1916
Spr P. Hughes
WW1
28 September 1917
Sgt F. Hunt
WW1
11 February 1919
[C.A.S.C., M.T. attached to Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Spr W.C. Impett
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr T. Innes
WW1
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.
Spr D.F. Irvine
WW1
13 March 1919
Cpl C. Jackson
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr S. Jacobs
WW1
13 March 1919
Cpl R.W. James
WW2
20 January 1945
Cpl E. James
WW1
16 November 1916
LCpl E.A. Jarrett
WW1
14 May 1919
Spr S.H.R. Jarrett
WW1
13 March 1918
Sgt I.R. Johns
WW2
10 November 1945
Sgt T.J. Johnson
WW2
17 March 1945
LSgt H.W.M. Johnson
WW2
3 July 1945
Spr R. Johnson
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr B.H. Johnston
WW1
13 March 1918
Cpl W. Jones
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr J.G. Jones
WW1
23 February 1918
A/Cpl F. Jones
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr J.G. Jones
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr P. Joyner
WW1
23 February 1918
Sigmn P.V. Kallal
WW2
10 March 1945
A/Cpl L.A. Kaye
WW1
11 February 1919
A/2/Cpl H. Kee
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1919
A/Cpl D. Kennedy
WW1
3 July 1919
A/2/Cpl H.B. Keslick
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr W. Key
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl A.E. Kimball
WW2
10 November 1945
2/Cpl E.B. Kirby
WW1
14 May 1919
Cpl R.J. Kirkpatrick
WW2
3 July 1945
Spr I. Kitchen
WW1
23 February 1918
A/Cpl K. LaRush
WW1
17 June 1919
Spr W.D. Lamb
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr S.G. Lang
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr A.M. Lawson
WW1
14 May 1919
A/Sgt F. Lawson
WW1
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
WW1
2 November 1917
LCpl R. Leavitt
WW1
24 January 1919
Pte F.K. Lee
WW1
6 January 1917
A/Sgt T.D. Lee
WW1
10 August 1916
Spr R.G. Lester
WW1
9 December 1916
Spr E.F. Longley
WW1
28 July 1917
Spr E.R. Love
WW1
14 May 1919
Sgt E. Love
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr H.R. Lovett
WW1
23 February 1918
Sgt J.S. Lowther
WW1
9 July 1917
Spr W.H.W. Lucy
WW1
17 June 1919
Spr T.P. Lumb
WW1
13 March 1919
A/Cpl C.H. MacDonald
WW1
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
WW1
18 October 1917
[57th M. Airline Sec. Sig Coy.]
Sgt P.A. MacGillivray
WW1
19 February 1917
Cpl E.H. MacKay
WW1
13 March 1919
LCpl W.R. MacLaren
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr C.T. MacLeod
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr A.H. MacQuarrie
WW1
24 January 1919
LCpl J.W.A. Mackie
WW2
10 March 1945
Cpl H.T. Magee
WW1
9 July 1917
LCpl N. Main
WW2
28 April 1945
Cpl W. Mallinson
WW1
23 February 1918
Sgt K.R. Mangan
WW1
14 May 1919
Spr F.J. Manson
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr J.C. Manson
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr A.D. Martin
WW1
13 March 1919
Sgt A.B. Mawbey
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr E.R. May
WW1
11 February 1919
LCpl A.E. McAfee
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl A.J. McArthur
WW1
23 February 1918
L/Cpl J.D. McCall
WW1
23 August 1916
Sgt N.B. McCausland
WW1
19 November 1917
Sgt M.R. McCracken
WW1
27 October 1916
Spr E.A. McCrady
WW1
9 December 1916
A/Cpl K.G. McDonald
WW1
17 June 1919
Spr W.J. McDonald
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr E. McEwen
WW1
21 December 1916
Bomdr I. McFadyen
WW1
13 March 1918
2Cpl W. McGowan
WW1
21 December 1916
Spr J. McGregor
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr M.H. McGregor
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr R.P. McIntosh
WW1
9 July 1917
Cpl G. McKay
WW1
11 February 1919
Sjt J. McKee
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl E. McLaren
WW1
12 June 1918
Spr D.A. McLeod
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr H.J. McLeod
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt V.H. McLeod
WW1
9 July 1917
Spr C.T. McLeod
WW1
3 July 1919
2/Cpl H. McMillan
WW1
24 January 1919
Sgt W. McMinn
WW1
6 January 1917
Pte I.D. McNaughton
WW1
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.
LCpl C.H. McNeill
WW2
10 November 1945
A/Cpl J. McNish
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt W.H. McPherson
WW2
22 September 1945
Sgt F.S. McPherson
WW1
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
WW1
19 November 1917
Spr W.F. McRae
WW1
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
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl J.E. Mercer
WW1
21 December 1916
Cpl F.C. Merrill
WW1
9 July 1917
Spr H.M. Middaugh
WW1
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
WW1
17 June 1919
Sigmn B.C. Mills
WW2
3 July 1945
Spr J.W. Milne
WW1
20 August 1919
Cpl A.W. Minchin
WW1
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
WW1
2 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty 15th August, 1817. 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.]
LCpl J.W. Moran
WW1
11 December 1918
Spr D.A. Morrison
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl R.H. Morton
WW1
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 C.O. Morton
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr E.H. Moss
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl S.G. Moule
WW1
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
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr F.J. Mundy
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr S. Munro
WW1
19 November 1917
Cpl J.M. Murray
WW2
10 November 1945
Cpl E.J. Nash
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr D.A. New
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl C.J. Nicholls
WW1
11 October 1916
Spr G.C. Nichols
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt J.M. Nicoll
WW1
9 July 1917
Spr P.A. Noonan
WW1
20 August 1919
Spr G.E. Northwood
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl C.E. Ogden
WW1
11 October 1916
Sigmn A.D. Olive
WW1
9 July 1917
A/Sgt G.J. Oliver
WW1
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
WW1
27 October 1916
L/Cpl J.J. O’Neill
WW1
9 July 1917
Cpl H.T. O’Neill
WW2
20 January 1945
Spr F. Paisley
WW1
17 June 1919
A/Sgt E. Parsonage
WW1
19 November 1917
Sgt A. Pateman
WW2
22 September 1945
Spr J.L. Paterson
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr C.M. Patmore
WW1
4 February 1918
Forward of Ypres at (Sheet 28 N.W.
2/Cpl D.McI. Patrick
WW1
14 May 1919
2/Cpl R.G. Patterson
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr J.R. Peacock
WW1
9 December 1916
Spr H.R. Penstone
WW1
13 March 1918
Sgt H. Peters
WW1
24 January 1919
L/Cpl E. Phillips
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr W. Phillips
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl F.J. Pickstock
WW2
20 January 1945
Spr J. Pitt
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt M. Potter
WW1
23 February 1918
Cpl C.W. Prynne
WW1
12 June 1918
Spr D.H. Rae
WW1
9 December 1916
Cpl S.H. Rampling
WW2
22 September 1945
Spr L.A. Ratcliffe
WW1
9 July 1917
Sigmn W.J. Ray
WW2
2 October 1942
Spr G.W. Redpath
WW1
24 January 1919
Gnr P.M. Reesor
WW1
11 February 1919
[5th C.D.A. attached to Canadian Corps Signal Company.]
Spr D.J. Reid
WW1
3 July 1919
LCpl A.E. Reynard
WW1
18 july 1917
LCpl L.M. Richardson
WW1
28 September 1917
A/Cpl N.S. Richardson
WW1
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.]
A/Cpl J. Rieberger
WW2
21 July 1945
Sgt W.C. Roberts
WW1
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.]
Spr W.D. Robertson
WW1
23 February 1918
L/Cpl D.D. Robertson
WW1
24 January 1919
Cpl W. Ross
WW1
14 May 1919
Spr M.D. Ross
WW1
11 February 1919
LCpl F. Roussell
WW1
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.
A/Cpl F.L. Ruse
WW1
24 January 1919
Cpl J.H. Rushforth
WW1
9 December 1916
Cpl A.B. Rutherford
WW1
9 December 1916
Sgt T.J. Ryan
WW2
19 December 1944
Cpl C.A. Ryder
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr W.B. Ryrie
WW1
24 January 1919
Cpl R.J. Sanderson
WW1
17 June 1919
LCpl H.F. Schindler
WW1
19 February 1917
Cpl M.S. Scott
WW2
19 December 1944
Sgt A. Scott
WW1
9 July 1917
A/Bdr J.R. Scott
WW1
13 March 1919
LSgt R.F. Seabrook
WW2
26 August 1944
Spr T.C. Selby
WW1
19 November 1917
Cpl H.D. Sharp
WW1
11 October 1916
Spr H.E. Sharpe
WW1
3 July 1919
2/Cpl P. Shaw
WW1
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
WW1
6 January 1917
A/LCpl R. Sheard
WW1
19 November 1917
Pte C.E. Sheppard
WW1
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
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr D.J. Skelley
WW1
14 May 1919
Cpl L.P Smardon
WW1
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.]
Gnr J. Smith
WW1
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
WW1
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
WW1
11 February 1919
Cpl B.K. Smith
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr G.F. Smith
WW1
11 February 1919
Cpl R. Snell
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr F. Somers
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr E. Southern
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr H. Southern
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr W.D. Spear
WW1
3 July 1919
A/Sgt N.J. Speedy
WW1
3 July 1919
Cpl L.C. Spelier
WW2
2 April 1946
Spr C.M. Sprauge
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr J. St. Louis
WW1
23 February 1918
Cpl E.A. Stanley
WW2
26 May 1945
Prior to and during the attack on 19 February 1945 on the Wood covering the approaches to Calcar, Corporal Stanley was in charge of the line detachment of "J" Section, 3 Canadian Infantry Division Signals. The tactical disposition of the units requuired that the line communications be laid along a road, which was in full view of the enemy and ran parallel to the wood. The plan to capture this wood was intricate and to effect success it was of paramount importance that line communications be maintained to all units under command at all times. For forty-eight hours prior to the operation this road was under continuous mortar and heavy artillery fire and all during this time, without pause for rest ??? ???, and with members of his detachment being killed or wounded about him, Corporal Stanley laboured to build this line. He succeeded just prior to zero hour in completing an air line thirty feet above the ground that withstood all mortaring and shelling throughout the operation thus contributing materially to the success of the operation. This Non-Commissioned Officer's matchless courage, determination and devotion to duty was an example and inspiration to all ranks of "J" Section and his actions are worthy of the highest traditions of his Corps.
Cpl E.W. Stenhouse
WW1
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
WW1
4 February 1918
Spr B.C. Stevenson
WW1
3 July 1919
Sgt A. Stewart
WW1
11 February 1919
Spr R.O. Stewart
WW1
9 July 1917
Sgt W.C. Sugden
WW1
14 May 1919
Spr B.S. Summers
WW1
13 March 1918
Sgt C. Switzer
WW1
6 January 1917
LCpl A. Sykes
WW1
9 July 1917
LCpl E.G. Tapping
WW1
11 February 1919
Sgt F.H. Taylor
WW1
23 August 1918
Spt G.M. Taylor
WW1
14 may 1919
A/Cpl T.L. Taylor
WW1
24 January 1919
A/Sgt W.A. Taylor
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr A.A. Taylor
WW1
14 May 1919
Sigmn D. Theriault
WW2
10 November 1945
Sigmn G.E. Thomas
WW2
22 September 1945
Spr N. Thompson
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr T.L. Thompson
WW1
24 January 1919
Sgt E.O. Thompson
WW1
11 October 1916
Spr J. Thompson
WW1
3 July 1919
Spr O.L. Tobin
WW1
17 June 1919
Cpl J. Tomlinson
WW2
22 September 1945
Sgt E. Topping
WW1
9 July 1917
Pte J.H. Totten
WW1
11 February 1919
Pte G.D. Ullman
WW1
11 February 1919
LCpl C.A. Upshall
WW1
13 March 1919
A/Cpl C.E. Vanhatten
WW1
17 June 1919
Spr G.C. Verney
WW1
11 February 1919
Pte T. Vernon
WW1
6 January 1917
Spr H.G. Vines
WW1
4 February 1918
A/LSgt N.A. Walker
WW2
30 September 1944
Spr V.G. Wallace
WW1
21 December 1916
Spr J.E. Ward
WW1
9 July 1917
Cpl R.H. Ware
WW1
23 February 1918
Cpl S.G. Warren
WW1
13 March 1919
Sgt G. Watson
WW1
23 February 1918
Spr J.H. Watts
WW1
13 March 1919
A/2/Cpl R. Webb
WW1
13 March 1918
A/Sgt E.G. Weeks
WW1
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
WW1
17 June 1919
Cpl H.D. Wetmore
WW1
13 March 1918
Spr W.B. Wheeler
WW1
18 July 1917
Pte D. White
WW1
6 January 1917
Cpl A. Whitney
WW1
17 June 1919
Cpl G.O. Wilcox
WW2
28 April 1945
2/Cpl L.M. Wilde
WW1
19 February 1917
Spr F.H. Wilkinson
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1918
Sgt A.H. Wingrave
WW1
23 August 1918
Spr C.E. Witter
WW1
24 January 1919
Spr J.S. Wood
WW1
21 October 1918
Spr F.S. Woods
WW1
11 February 1919
Gnr S.T. Wyatt
WW1
13 March 1919
Sgt H.K. Wyman
WW1
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
WW1
26 March 1917
Spr A. Zirk
WW1
9 December 1916

A bar (representing a second award of the Military Medal) has been awarded to the following Signals personnel.

Name Award Era Award Date Citation
Cpl W.L. Baker
WW1
23 July 1919
A/Sgt C.W. Ball
WW1
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
WW1
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
WW1
17 June 1919
2/Cpl A.W. Crawford
WW1
9 December 1916
LCpl J.C. Dow
WW1
24 January 1919
Sgt H.J. Faulkner
WW1
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
WW1
11 February 1919
Sgt W. Fullerton
WW1
11 February 1919
Cpl G.W. Gardiner
WW1
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
WW1
11 February 1919
Sgt R. Harper
WW1
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
WW1
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
WW1
23 July 1919
Spr D.F. Irvine
WW1
23 July 1919
Cpl H. Kee
WW1
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
WW1
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
WW1
29 March 1919
A/Cpl F.K. Lee
WW1
23 July 1919
Sgt H.R. Lovett
WW1
13 March 1919
Spr W. McGowan
WW1
11 February 1919
Sgt I.D. McNaughton
WW1
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.
A/Cpl A.G. Mitchell
WW1
24 January 1919
A/Sgt G.J. Oliver
WW1
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.
Sgt E. Parsonage
WW1
23 July 1919
Spr J.R. Peacock
WW1
23 July 1919
Spr E. Phillips
WW1
23 July 1919
Spr L.A. Ratcliffe
WW1
13 March 1918
A/Sgt P. Shaw
WW1
11 February 1919
Cpl L.P. Smardon
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1918
Sgt C. Switzer
WW1
23 July 1919
Sgt F.H. Taylor
WW1
23 July 1919
Sgt T. Vernon
WW1
23 July 1919
Spr J.E. Ward
WW1
11 February 1919
Cpl R.H. Ware
WW1
14 May 1919
A/Sgt E.G. Weeks
WW1
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
WW1
13 March 1918
LCpl F.H. Wilkinson
WW1
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.

A second bar (representing a third award of the Military Medal) has been awarded to the following Signals personnel.

Name Award Era Award Date Citation
Sgt C. Glaysher
WW1
23 July 1919
Sgt A.K. Hibbert
WW1
14 May 1919
LCpl F. Lawson
WW1
11 December 1918
Sgt H.R. Lovett
WW1
23 July 1919
LCpl W. McGowan
WW1
23 July 1919
A/Sgt G.J. Oliver
WW1
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
WW1
20 August 1919
Cpl L.P. Smardon
WW1
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
WW1
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.

References

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

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