Honours and Awards Update
The Military Cross citation for Lieutenant George Victor Atkins, MC has been found!
He was a member of the 11th (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA in 1944. In the First World War, he enlisted as an Infantry soldier with the 195th Battalion, received a commission an was awarded the Military Cross while serving with the 102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion. His citation reads:
For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operation near Blewart on Oct. 1st 1918. With only nineteen men he went forward and captured his objective in magnificent style from a vastly superior enemy. His objective captured he consolidated and with the eleven men now left effectively took up a defensive position at b willers and maintained his stand, inflicting casualties on the enemy. The same night he again distinguished himself by the manner in which he handled his relief. Throughout he set a splendid example to those under him.
(The wording "b willers" is the best guess deciphering of the handwriting - Can you read what it really says?)
Check out the other Military Cross awards here.