For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack.

He collected two Lewis guns and some men who had lost their officer and led them across the open under heavy machine-gun fire.

He then brought such an effective fire to bear that the attack was repulsed, after which he made a personal reconnaissance and brought back valuable information.

Later, he organised a party of men who had become detached from their unit, and it was largely due to his initiative that the position was held.

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