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1918:
AUGUST TO THE ARMISTICE
VictOYia Cross
Lieutenant-Colonel J.
)i.
Marshall,
~I.C.,
16th.
Serjeant J . CIarke, 15th.
Second Bar
to
Distinguished Service Order
Lieutenant-Colonel
C. E .
R.
G.
Alban, 15th.
Distinguished Service Order
Captain J. B. Dunn, M.C., 16th.
Captain
H.
C. Pemberton, 16th.
Bar to Military Cross
Lieutenant
J.
W. Lewis, M.C., 16th.
Military Cross
Lieutenant E. R. Batho, R.A.M.C., 16th. Lieutenant
R.
C. 13. Jones, 15th.
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Lieutenant C. Lees, 15th.
LieutenantA.
V.
Pegge, R.A.M.C., 15th.
Second-Lieutenant R . G. Boden, 16th.
Second-Lieutenant
J.
Cramcr, 15th.
Second-Lieutenant
G.
E lding, 15th.
Second-Lieutenant P.
G.
Horsier, 16th.
Second-Lieutenant
T. H.
Horspool, 15th. Second-Lieutenant\V.J.Nicholson,15th.
Second-Lieutenant G. H. Potts, 16th.
Second-Lieutenant C.
J.
Stapley, 16th.
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Private A.
G.
Bunce. 15th.
Bar to Military Medal
Serjeant J. W. Crinigan, M.M .• 15th.
Serjeant H. C. Meddings, M.M., 16th.
Corporal J. Wood . M.M., 15th.
Military Medal
Company Serjeant-Major
J.
Bell, 16th.
Serjeant
J.
H. Ashley, 15th.
Corporal H. F. Diprose, 16th.
Private H. Atkinson, 15th.
Private W. Barton. 16th.
Private J. W. Harmer, 15th.
Private R. James, 15th.
Private G. Marshall, 16th.
Private 1. Mitchell. 15th.
Private J. Moores, 16th.
Private M. Sawdon. 16th.
Private J. Walsh , 16th.
Private J. Williams. 16th.
Private J. Worrall, 15th.
Into the Forest of Mormal
"SAMBRE"
10th
Battalion
While the stirring events just described were taking place, the
loth Battalion (Lieutenant-Colonel G.
L.
Torrens, D.s.O.) was
10TH BN.
contributing to the general advance, about six and a half miles to the
north-north-west. Taking over a sector of the front line south-west
of Louvignies on 2nd November, the battalion received verbal orders
on the morning of the 3rd to advance that night to the Forest of
Mormal and penetrate the enemy lines to a depth of about 2,000
yards, with the area round Futoy, 1,500 yards south-east of
Louvignies, as its first objective.
At 1 a.m. on 4th November the battalion assembled with two
companies in front and two in close support. At 5.30 a.m., a quarter
of an hour earlier than at Landrecies, the barrage opened. Four
minutes later the attack began. Day broke at 5-45 a.m. but did