Honours Awarded
To Old Boys and Staff
For Services in the Field in World War I

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Distinguished Service Order (8)

 

Major A. E. Duncanson
Lieutenant Colonel H. F. H. Hertzberg
Captain Hugh A. Johnston
Captain C. E. Kilmer
Major W. B. McTaggart
Major J. A. Morphey
Captain F. G. Quigley
Lieutenant Colonel A. E. Taylor [former staff]
 

Distinguished Service OrderThe order was established for rewarding individual instances of meritorious or distinguished service in war. This is a military order for officers only, and while normally given for service under fire or under conditions equivalent to service in actual combat with the enemy, it was awarded between 1914 and 1916 under circumstances which could not be regarded as under fire. After 01 January 1917, commanders in the field were instructed to recommend this award only for those serving under fire. Prior to 1943, the order could be given only to someone Mentioned in Dispatches. The order is generally given to officers in command, above the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and awards to ranks below this are usually for a high degree of gallantry just short of deserving the Victoria Cross. A bar is awarded for an act which would have earned the order in the first place. The bar is plain gold with an Imperial Crown in the centre. The year of the award is engraved on the reverse. 
Officer of the Order 
of the British Empire (2)

Lieutenant Colonel R. B. S. Burton
Lieutenant Colonel T. Hale

Officer of the Order of the British EmpireWith WWI lasting longer than expected and no suitable way to reward services to the war effort by civilians at home and servicemen in support positions, King George V created another order with five levels. The first two levels confer knighthood, and since 1935, have not been available to anyone retaining Canadian Citizenship. The three levels - Commander, Officer and Member - have been available to Canadian citizens. The order could be given generously for services to the Empire at home. in India and in the Dominions and colonies. The order was created mainly to award non-combatant services to the war and was to include women, whom most existing orders excluded. When the order was created in 1917 it had only one division, but was divided into Civil and Military divisions in 1918. The order at any level can be awarded for gallantry as well as for service.  The order took an abrupt change in 1937 when the insignia and the colour of the ribbon were changed. 
Distinguished Service Cross (3)

Captain Murray Galbraith (one bar)
Lieutenant L. F. W. Smith

Distinquished Service CrossOriginally designated the Conspicuous Service Cross (1901-1914), the Distinguished Service Cross was awarded to naval personnel, from Warrant Officer to Lieutenant, for the performance of meritorious or distinguished services before the enemy. In 1939, Commanders and Lieutenant Commanders were also made eligible for the DSC. Members of the air force or army serving with the fleet were also eligible. Bars were awarded for the performance of subsequent acts of service before the enemy. The slip-on bar is silver, with a crown in the centre, and is convex at the ends of the arms. Beginning during WWII the year of the award of the bar has been engraved on the back. 
Military Cross (61)

 


Lieutenant E. R. Allen
Captain J. C. Auld (two bars)
Captain H. Brooke Bell
William Neil Drummond Black

Captain R. A. Brown
Lieutenant G. T. Cassels
Captain C. P. Coatsworth
Lieutenant V. R. A. Crombie
Major B. M. Clerk
Lieutenant I. de Sherbinin
Captain John A. Ferguson
Lieutenant A. T. Fergusson
Lieutenant T. I. Findley
Lieutenant S. F. Fisken
Captain D. T. Fraser
Lieutenant J. S. Galbraith
Major R.D. Galbraith
Captain R.J. Gill
Captain John K. Gillespie
Lieutenant G. R. Gouinlock
Lieutenant D.A. Grant
Captain G. W. Grant
Captain H. K. Harris
Captain W. L. Harrison
Captain V. J. Hastings
Lieutenant C. S. L. Hertzberg
Lieutenant Colonel H. F. H. Hertzberg
Lieutenant O. P. Hertzberg
Colonel Malcolm Isbester
Captain H. A. Johnston
Lieutenant R. L. Junkin
Captain K. W. Junor
Major John Kay
Captain G. H. G. Lash (and bar)
Captain A. B. Lindsay
Lieutenant E. B. Lowndes
Captain A. T. Lowes
Lieutenant W. H. Leishman
Major J. M. Macdonell (Master)
Lieutenant W. G. Mackenzie
Lieutenant Ian MacLaren
Lieutenant W. C. McClinton
Lieutenant G. D. McTaggart
Lieutenant W. D. Matheson
Lieutenant F. S. Milligan
Lieutenant A. R. Montgomery
Captain L. C. Montgomery
Captain W. D. Nelson
Lieutenant Allan Oliver
Lieutenant J. H. Pedley
Captain F. G. Quigley (and bar)
Lieutenant J. C. Ramseden
Lieutenant S. C. R. Riches
Lieutenant M. E. Ross
Captain R. P. Saunders
Arthur Ramsey Stanley-Clarke
Captain A. E. Stewart
Lieutenant H. G. Spohn
Lieutenant S. G. Stokes
Lieutenant H. Sykes
Lieutenant W. W. Taylor
Lieutenant R. S. C. Webber

Military CrossThe Military Cross can be awarded to commissioned officers of the substantive rank of Captain or below (therefore acting and temporary Majors are eligible) or Warrant Officers for distinguished and meritorious services in battle. In 1920, the terms were altered to clearly state the award was for gallant and distinguished services in action and that naval and air force officers could be awarded the cross for gallant and distinguished services on the ground.

The Military Cross was awarded once to 2885 members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Army) during World War I; the Military Cross plus bar were awarded to another 294; and the Military Cross and two bars were awarded to a further 16 servicemen.

One SAC Old Boy - Capt J.C. Auld, was awarded the Military Cross and two bars.

Distinquished Flying Cross (1)

Captain G. T. Reid
 

Distinguished Flying CrossThe cross is awarded to officers and Warrant Officers for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying in active operations against the enemy. The slip-on bar has an eagle in the centre. The year of the award is engraved on the reverse.  A straight silver bar is awarded for a further act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy. The slip-on bar has an eagle in the centre. The year of the award is engraved on the reverse. 
Air Force Cross (2)

Major P. C. Garratt
Captain A. B. Massey

Belgium Croix de GuerreThe cross is awarded to an Officer or a Warrant Officer for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, but not while in active operations against an enemy.
Belgium Croix de Guerre (1)

Lieutenant L. F. W. Smith
 
 

 

Belgium Croix de GuerreEstablished by Belgium on October 25, 1915, the Croix de Guerre was awarded for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy. For subsequent acts of bravery, recipients were awarded bronze, silver or silver-gilt emblems which were attached to the medal's ribbon.
French Croix de Guerre (6)


Captain V. S. Bennet (with Palms)
Captain D. Murray B. Galbraith (with Palm)
Lieutenant Colonel T. Hale
Malcolm Hallam (with Palm)
Major J. M. Macdonell (Former SAC Staff) 
Captain W. E. Ord

 

French Croix de Guerre with PalmsEstablished in April 8th, 1915  Criteria. During World War I, the French Croix de Guerre was awarded for bravery to military personnel mentioned in dispatches. Recipients of the Légion d'Honneur and Médaille Militaire were automatically entitled to the Croix de Guerre. For subsequent acts of bravery, the recipient was awarded a palm leaf for Army citations, a gold star for Corps citations, a silver star for Division citations or a bronze star for Brigade and Regimental citations.
Belgium Order of the Crown (Commander) (1)

Lieutenant L. F. W. Smith
 

Belgium Order of the Crown (Commander)Established October 15th, 1897, by King Leopold II of Belgium. Awarded in five classes: Grand Cordon, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.
Italian Medal for 
Military Valour (1)

Captain Hilliard Brooke Bell
 

Italian Medal for Military ValourEstablished in 1833 by King Carlo Alberto of Sardinia. Three classes: Three; Gold (d'Oro), Silver (d'Argento) and Bronze (di Bronzo). During World War I,  the Medal for Military Valor (Medaglia al Valore Militare) was awarded to military personnel for exceptional valor in combat. For each subsequent act of valor, the recipient was awarded a bar in the corresponding class.
Military Medal (7)


Sergeant G. A Chase
Driver C. D. Hamilton
Signaller K. B. Johnston
Lieutenant H. G. Lennard
Lieutenant A. R. Montgomery
William Ebenezer Sutherland
Sergeant M. G. Winter
 

Military MedalThe medal is awarded to Warrant Officers, non-commissioned officers and men for individual or associated acts of bravery on the recommendation of a Commander in Chief in the field.The silver, laurelled bar is awarded for a subsequent act or acts of bravery and devotion under fire.
Distinguished Conduct Medal (1)

Lieutenant S. C. Black
 

Distinguished Conduct MedalThe DCM was awarded to Warrant Officers, non-commissioned officers, and men, serving in any of the sovereign's military forces, for distinguished conduct in the field. It was thus the second highest award for gallantry in action (after the Victoria Cross) for all army ranks below commissioned officers and was available to navy and air force personnel also for distinguished conduct in the field. A silver, laurelled bar was awarded for a subsequent act or acts of distinguished conduct in the field.
Mentioned in Dispatches (32)

 

Captain E.O. Bath
Captain H. Brooke Bell
Captain V. S. Bennett
Major R.B.S. Burton, OBE, ED

Donald Fraser Cantley

Lieutenant W. H. Comstock
Thomas Wardrope Corsan (x2)

Major A.  E. Duncanson (x2)

Captain D. T. Fraser
Captain D. M. B. Galbraith
Captain W. O. Gibson
Lieutenant T. R. Gideon
Grant Armstrong Gooderham

Captain M.S. Gooderham
Lieutenant C. B. Grier
Lieutenant Colonel T. Hale, OBE
Lieutenant Colonel H. F. H. Hertzberg (x2)
Captain H. A. Johnston, DSO, MC
Major John Kay, MC
Captain C. E. Kilmer
Major G. G. Knighton (Former SAC Staff)
Heber P Lafferty

Captain H. G. H. Lash
Lieutenant H. Leishman (x4)
Lieutenant P. D. M. McLagan
Major W. B. McTaggart, DSO, MC (x2)
Major J. A. Morphey
Captain L. G. Mills
Lieutenant G. F. Ross
Major R. P. Saunders
Rueben Ewart Stavert
Lieutenant Colonel A.E.Taylor(x3)(Former staff)
Sergeant M. G. Winter
Captain D. E. S. Wishart

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