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With the Machine Gunners in France and Palestine

Corpl. G. H. Battersby

Corpl. G. H. Battersby.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when, regardless of the heavy fire he was under, he skilfully handled his machine gun as to inflict heavy losses on the enemy at 1000 yards range, then massing for attack. Later he accounted for five enemy machine guns which attempted to come into action on his immediate front, and his contempt of danger was most marked all day.