Source: Guarding Niagara – The Welland Canal Force, 1914 – 1918
Military Medal: The London Gazette. 28 March 1919. Issue: 31257 Page: 4123.
Bar to Military Medal: The Edinburgh Gazette 31 March 1919. Issue: 13425. Page: 1321.
141649 Sergeant Clarence William Cook, MM and Bar He was born at Little Current, on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. Previous service in the 44th “Lincoln and Welland” Regiment. Earned while serving in the 18th Battalion, CEF. Gazetted in January 1919.
Bar to the Military Medal Earned while serving in the 18th Battalion, CEF. Gazetted in March 1919.
Citation to Bar:
““For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. During the capture of the village Visen-Artois, when his Platoon Officer had become a casualty, this N.O. took charge of the Platoon and captured two enemy strong points. He kept his Platoon well together and carried them forward to their final objective with light casualty. His example of bravery and coolness greatly encouraged the men. The success of the Platoon was directly due to his courage and leadership.””
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