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With the Machine Gunners in France and Palestine

Military Cross And Bar — Lieut. A. R. Curtis

Military Cross And Bar
Lieut. A. R. Curtis.

M.C. For:—Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty between 28th September and 10th October, 1918, in operations in the vicinity of 1'Escault Canal, Lesdain and Esnes. He handled his gun sections boldly and offensively, and inflicted many casualties on the enemy. He repeatedly went forward of the infantry to make personal reconnaissances, and was the first to locate four heavy guns, which were subsequently secured by our infantry. His work throughout was of a very high order, and his cheerfulness and gallantry set a great example to his men.

Bar For:—He with his section of Vickers guns was attached to one of the battalions in the advance. Under very heavy enemy barrage he man-hauled his limbers off the road through the scrub, until he reached the sound portion of the road, several hundred yards ahead. On the objective being reached he skilfully disposed his guns to cover an open flank, and silenced some enemy machine guns. Throughout he displayed marked courage and ability.