From The London Gazette
2 September 1919
"During the retreat after 9 April 1918, he did exceptionally good work. At one time his gun was the only one in action. On 11 April, his gun was in action from dawn till about noon, during which time he fired about 415 rounds. The next day, he fired again as many rounds in about the same time. Later, when his gun was destroyed by a premature discharge and he was badly shaken and burnt himself, he persisted in attending to the rest of the detachment before his own wounds were dressed.
He set a splendid example to his men at all times."