A new entry into our regimental nominal roll is Battery Quartermaster Sergeant Major Hugh Moore Kelly DCM who was attested into the 68th Overseas Battery Canadian Field Artillery on 19 April 1916. He was subsequently taken on strength with the 62nd Battery, 15th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery and went overseas with them on 11 September 1916. On reorganization of the Canadian Field Artillery he was transferred to 2nd Brigade Canadian Field Artillery where he was recognized for his act of gallantry. His citation reads:
For marked gallantry in action. Near S'ancourt on 30th September 1918, when the Battery was moving to positions under heavy enemy shelling, he though wounded, stuck to his gun and put it in action. When a lull occurred in the enemy fire, he led the ammunition wagons in and took charge of the unloading of ammunition.
BQMS Hugh Kelly DCM joins our other gallant members who can be viewed on this page.
All the latest happenings with the Vancouver Gunners