Another Military Cross award has been uncovered. Lieutenant John Stewart McRae, MC was a member of 68th Battery, 16th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, North Russia Expeditionary Force. His citation for the Military Cross reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On night 5/6th January, when KODISH was evacuated by the troops holding the line he collected his spare men at the battery and led them forward to fill in the gap and so protect his guns. he then went further forward and led straggling troops to forward positions. His coolness and fine example were of great assistance at a critical moment.
Lieutenant McRae had previously been awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre.
Check out the other Military Cross awards here.
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