Military Medal Award
Another Vancouver Artilleryman was awarded the Military Medal. Sergeant Herbert George Blazier, MM enlisted with the Vancouver Volunteer Reserve on 9 July 1915 and was serving with the 22nd Battery, 6th Howitzer Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery when he was awarded. His citation reads:
At Pozieres. For gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 15th, inst whilst directing the digging of a gun pit for forward gun. The enemy opened up an intense shrapnel barrage, Sgt. Blazier endeavoured to get his men under cover two of whom were wounded. Sgt Blazier, after seeing his men to safety, returned under a heavy fire, accompanied by A/Bomb Mann and brought in one of the wounded men, the others having been killed Sgt Blazier was seriously wounded just before reaching cover.