From The London Gazette
15 March 1920
AWARD OF THE DCM TO SERGEANT W. SPEAR
"He showed great gallantry, resource and initiative on several occasion between the 10th and 13th November 1918, when his platoon was engaged on patrol work and acting as advanced guard between Renaix and Grammont.*
During these operations he personally reconnoitred positions, and from his reports material assistance was rendered to the infantry."