Another Military Cross awarded to a member of the 15th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery has been uploaded to our Honours and Awards page. Lieutenant Carl Seymour Gonnason, MC was taken on strength with the 15th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery when it was formed in Victoria in 1916. He was subsequently transferred to, and went overseas with, the 1st Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. His citation for the Military Cross reads:
For conspicuous gallantry and resource during an attack. He was in charge of an officers patrol and went forward with the Infantry. He kept up communications with the rear in spite of heavy shell fire and sent back valuable information. He also put in action two enemy guns, which he turned around and fired over two hundred rounds himself into the retreating enemy.
Lieutenant Gonnason was originally a member of the 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison Artillery and returned to that unit after the First World War. He mobilized with the 55th Battery in 1939 but returned to the civilian workforce as his lumber mill was deemed essential to the war effort.
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