D.C.M. 1914/15 trio, 24/Canadian Infantry (Victoria Rifles) with fine citation and twice wounded. award for Hill 70 Lens

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D.C.M. (GV - C.S.M. 24/Can. Inf.), 1914/15 Star (Pte. 24/can. Inf.), B.W.M. Victory (W.O. Cl. 24/Can. Inf.)

Hector Adam

D.C.M. L.G. 1/1/1918 Citation 17/4/1918

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations in collecting stragglers and leading them through heavy machine gun fire to their objective. His courage and powers of leadership were marked.'

Born Meigle, Perthshire, Scotland, 1891 enl. Nov. 1914, CSM. Jan. 1917, DCM and twice wounded, Nov. 1917, gunshot wounds right arm and thigh. Invalided to England. Returned to unit September, 1917. Posted to attend Cadet Course for commission, Oct. 1918, to Canada Dec. 1918 disch. Jan. 1919.

From 'Neglected Victory - the Canadian Corps at Hill 70' by Mathew Walthert

Meanwhile the rest of the battalions, with shorter distances to travel, were already appoaching the final objective. The 24th Battalion, which had passed the 25th, had a rough time during this final push. One of it's two lead companies was held up by strong enemy resistance, so 'A' Company advanced on it's own. By the time it reached Chicory and Norman trenches, which represented the Green Line in that sector, only one officer and 20 other ranks were left standing. Before reinforcements could be sent up, the depleted company had to deal with two bombing attacks: German counterattackers lobbing grenades at the tired Canadian infantry from intersecting trenches. Despite their weakened state, the men of 'A' Company held the position until fresh troops arrived'

A very fine award for the Canadian classic action of Lens, Hill 70

 

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