Baxter, William James: Lieutenant (Military Cross)

Digitized Service Record

Source: August 1918 War Diary.

Find-A-Grave Page.

Is Scout Officer London Advertiser March 3 1916 Page 3
London Advertiser. March 3, 1916. Page 3.
Lieut Baxter Windsor Now Adjutant of 18th London Advertiser March 10 1916 Page 8
London Advertiser. March 10, 1916. Page 8.
Source: Daily News. Chatham, Ontario. December 22, 1916. Via Allan Miller 18th Battalion Facebook Group.
Military Cross Citation Lt William James Baxter
The London Gazette Publication date: 9 December 1919 Supplement: 31680 Page: 15379

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in front of Iwuy on 11th October, 1918, when in command of a support company. The enemy, having counter-attacked with tanks, brought our attack to a standstill. He pushed forward with his company, and having use of all his Lewis guns and three captured machine guns, was able to force the tanks to retire, thereby enabling the position to be held, and the advance to continue later. His courage and determination were worthy of high praise.

Notification of MC for Lt William James Baxter
The London Gazette Publication date: 1 April 1919 Supplement: 31266 Page: 4334
October 11 1918 War Diary listing action where WJ Baxter earned his MC
Source: The Closet Skeleton Genealogical Society via Find-A-Grave.

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