Lieutenant Walter Selkirk Newton, MC was a member of 68th Battery 16th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery, North Russia Expeditionary Force. His citation for the Military Cross Reads:
During enemy attacks on Vistafka 28th February, 1919 to 4th March 1919, he displayed great ability and coolness. His observation work under heavy shell fire was invaluable and enabled our guns to do most effective work. he worked for nearly five days with next to no rest, and set a fine example to his men.
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