Royal Engineers (Mitcham)
(LG 26 June 1918).
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst
awaiting orders to withdraw he was taken prisoner by the enemy.
Being in possession at the time of documents of great value to
the enemy, he by his coolness and ingenuity succeeded in
hiding himself from his captors, destroying the documents, and,
in escaping to our lines, bringing with him valuable information.
His work as serjeant-major has been invaluable, and he has at
all times set a very high example of courage and devotion
to duty to all ranks.