Battery Sergeant Major Creswick Claude Whebell, DCM enlisted with the 68th Overseas Depot Battery on 25 April 1916. He had twelve years previous service with the Royal Field Artillery. The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded during his service with the 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery Column and the citation reads:
He has shown consistent courage and resourcefulness during shelling and bombing, particularly at La Folies, Vis-en-Artois and Feounlon Wood. On 30th August, 1918 at Arras, when men and horses of his section were killed and wounded by shellfire, he showed great initiative when moving the section and undoubtedly saved several casualties. Check out the Honours and Awards page here.
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