From The London Gazette
22 October 1917
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of battalion signallers. He took command of the signallers when his officer had become a casualty, and showed the utmost coolness and determination in laying lines under extremely heavy fire. He personally laid ten lines, all of which were smashed by shell fire, but with a total disregard of danger, he supervised the repairs, organised relay posts, and worked unceasingly for thirty-six hours under an intense bombardment. He displayed remarkable initiative and set a splendid example to the men under his command."