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Source: Found during a London Gazette for another soldier. Mentioned on “Duty Nobly Done” on page 295.
Lt. John Henry Barkley, 18th Bn., Can. Infy., Western Ont. Regt.
For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. During an attack, owing to the fog, his platoon became scattered, but he advanced, and finding a gap in the line, gathered together all the men he could find and placed them in the gap. He carried on with this improvised platoon, keeping his company in touch with the flank. He led this platoon to attach and capture a machine-gun nest, which otherwise would have enfiladed his company. His quickness and resource made it possible for the company to continue its advance.
Military Cross Citation – The London Gazette Publication date: 10 January 1919 Supplement: 31119 Page: 652