Military Cross and bar (MC*) AWMM
Citation for M.C. : 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Batt., New Zealand Rifle Brigade
L.G.1 February 1919, p.1741
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack on African Trench, near Gouzeaucourt, on 12th September, 1918. He led his platoon forward and captured the objective in spite of strong enemy resistance. He organised his position for defence, but was forced to retire on his left flank owing to his supply of bombs running out. He formed a defensive flank, and, securing another supply of bombs, he led his party forward again, driving the enemy from the recaptured position. He established a block on the left flank an held out, despite two subsequent attacks by the enemy. Throughout he set a splendid example to his platoon.
Bar M.C. : Lieutenant , 2nd Batt., New Zealand Rifle Brigade
L.G. 3 March 1919, p3236
Citation , L.G. 4 October 1919, p12265
For marked gallantry near Le Quesnoy on 31st October, 1918. He took a patrol of one NCO and four other ranks out at midday to locate the enemy. He moved his Lewis guns forward to enfilade the railway. He finally rushed along the railway abut 200 yards and single-handed fell upon an enemy positions, killing several and totally demoralising the remainder. By this fine action he effected, with the assistance of four men, the surrender of one officer and 37 other ranks. AWMM