INDENTD.C.M. London Gazette 1.5.1918. Gunner, R.F.A. (Sulgrave, nr. Banbury) "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed marked courage and coolness in repairing telephone wires in the open under heavy fire. It was due to his determination and energy that communications were successfully maintained throughout the day. He also assisted another battery by taking up wire to the observation post under an intense fire. His devotion to duty was most praiseworthy".
Bar to D.C.M. London Gazette 27.6.1919. Gunner, D.C.M., 8th Bty. R.F.A. (Shepherd's Bush), Mesopotamia. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Banagadi, near Baku, on 31st August, 1918. While acting as a telegraphist to his F.O.O. he frequently left his trench to repair the telephone wire in the open though the enemy were sweeping our position with heavy fire. Later, when our line was compelled to withdraw, he again established communications, and although wounded in the neck continued at duty until the severity of the wound forced him to withdraw".
Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 12.3.1918
On the 31 August, 1918 at 6.30 a.m. (during the defence of Baku, Russia), a strong Turkish force attacked the Anglo-Russian defences in the Banagadi Village sector. The first attack was beaten off but in the second, some Armenian battalions broke and fled, exposing the British and Russian flank. After heavy fighting the defending line was drawn in and when on the following day the Turks attacked again, they were opposed by English troops only. Large numbers of the enemy were swept down in such masses by the guns of the 8th Battery R.F.A. and General Dunsterville's armoured cars that they made no further advance for two weeks.
41 Royal Artillery other ranks received a Bar to the D.C.M. during the First World War from a total of 469 awarded.