CEF Award Detail

Sergeant William Fettus

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Regimental Number:
71
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Unit:
4th CE Battalion
Enlistment Date:
January 20, 1915
Date of Birth:
October 4, 1884
Date of Death:
May 16, 1963
Action:
Period Award
Date of Award:
Citation:
From 25th February to 16th September, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Every night in May he had charge of a convoy of lorries and a loading party hauling material from Boisleux au Mont. The party was shelled almost nightly, causing casualties. By his fine example and devotion to duty he got material out for important road work. On the nights 17th to 23rd June, 1918, his sub-section built an emergency R.A.F. and Report Centre I the front line at the brickfield Neuville Vitasse. Again, by his coolness and example to all ranks, this important work was rushed to completion for the raid on 24th/25th June.
Date of Citation:
September 3, 1919
Citation Source:
London Gazette 31534, Canadian Gazette: October 4, 1919
Award exists:
Yes
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