Lieut. R. J. McLeod, of Manly, previously in the employ of Anthony Hordern and Sona. Dtdl bas been awarded the Military Cross for good work. He won his commission on
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Kingsford Smith, of Mosman, have been advised that their young- est son, 2nd Lieut. Charles E. Kingsford Smith, aged 20 years, of the Royal Flying Corps, has been awarded the Military Cross
for bold and valuable services.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead, of Elmfleld, Mis tral-avenue, Mosman, have been informed that their son, Lieut. D. A. Whitehead (Ma- chine-gun Company) has been awarded the Military Cross, and has been promoted to the rank of captain. Previously he was men- tioned in Sir Douglas Haig's despatches for conspicuous services. Captain Whitehead is a graduate of Duntroon Military College.
Mrs. H. A. Sheath, of Haberfield, has re- ceived information to the effeet that her son, Lieut. Abel Sheath, has been awarded the
Mr. T. H. Ross, of Eurala, Quirindi, has received news that his son-in-law, Lieut. James Moir Pnterson, of the Royal Horse Ar- tillery, has been awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery at the battle of Mes- sines. Previous to enlisting Lieut. Paterson was engaged in the practice of his profes- sion of a barrister in Dunedin, Now Zealand.
Lieut. Arthur Leslie Roberta (Field Artil- lery), of Sydney, has boen awarded the Mili- tary Cross for conduct officially described as follows:-"Conspicuous gallantry and devo- tion to duty in commanding his battery with the utmost determination, skill, and energy for a period of 10 days, under heavy hostilo shelling, during which many casualties were sustained. On two successive days he dis- played splendid promptness and completo dis- regard of danger In personally assisting to extinguish fires which had broken out among the gun pits and ammunition dumps. Ac- companied by a sergeant he worked most gal- lantly under an intense bombardment, hav- ing first ordered the 'rest of his personnel to take cover, and was instrumental in sav- ing a great amount of material as well as in preventing the position from being dis-
closed to the enemy's observation. Ho was , seriously wounded while thus engaged.
Mr. W. E. Wenaor, of Haberfield, has re- ceived notification that his son, Lieut. G. T. Wonsor, has boen awarded the Military CroBB for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Westhoek» when ho rescued a number of
Mr. Percy Allan, chief engineer for na- tional and local government works,- has re- ceived intimation that the elder of his sur- viving sons serving in France, Lieutenant Her- bert T. Allan, had received the Military Cross and been mentioned in despatches.
Mr. and MrB. A. Railton, of Boyle-street, Manly, have boen informed that their son, Captain S. A. Railton, Army Medical Corps, has been awarded the Military Cross for his
services In France.
Lieutenant Leonard Lisle Williams, son of Commander V. W. Williams, V.D., R.A.N. B. (retired), Superintendent of the Explosives Department, has been awarded the Military Cross. He served with his regiment through- out the Gallipoli campaign, from date of the landing of the Light Horse in May, 1915, to the evacuation in December, 1915, with a break of about five weeks, in August and September, where he was in hospital at Lemnos and on duty in Cairo. He received a commission as 2nd
lieutenant whilst in Gallipoli, and was pro- moted to lieutenant on January 28, 1916. He served throughout the campaigns in Egypt, Sinai Peninsula, and Palestine, including the battles of Romani, first and second attacks on Gaza, advance on Jerusalem, and minor ope- rations, and was mentioned in despatches. He was educated at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School, and has a brother in France.
Captain J. B. Brown, manager of the Ade- laldo S.S. Company at Newcastle, has been advised that lils son, Captain J. H. B. Brown, had boen awarded the Military Cross for ser- vices in France. Ho was on the medical staff of the Newcastle Hospital.
Details of tho circumBtonccs'ln which Lieu- tenant (now Major) Harold Capel, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Capel, of Gournama, gained tho Military Cross, show that ho was In charge of a number of ammunition teams during a gas attack. Tho teams soon got iDto a state of disorder owing to the fact that It was night- time, and tha drivers were unable to remove tholr masks to soo tholr way. Lieutenant Cnpol removed his own mask and was able to reorganise the toamB. He suffered consider- ably from tho effects of gas poisoning.
Lieutenant R. A. Macalplne, son of Mrs. Macalplne, of Miranda, and late of Mosman, has boen awarded the Military Cross for gal- lantry and devotion to duty. He led his pla- toon with great dash against a large body of the enemy, and accounted for practically all of them. Later he assumed command of his company, and by his skilful leadership saved a critical situation. He has since been promoted to the rank of captain. A brother, Sergeant G. W. Macalplne, is serving in the same battalion.
Lieutenant E. M. Tyler, of the Royal Field Artillery, only Bon of Mr. E. E. Tyler, of Neu- tral Boy, has been awarded the Military Cross. Ho was dangerously wounded In the battle of tho Somme, In AugUBt, 1916. He went back to tho front In May, and won the Mili- tary Cross in June, 1917, at Messines. He was educated at North Shore Church of England Grammar School, and Is 21 years of age. HIa conduct is officially described, as follows: "When undor vory heavy shell fir« with his battery, he entered a wrecked gun-pit amidst burning and exploding ammunition and suffo- cating fumes, and helped to remove the wounded and extinguish tho llames, doing so at great personal risk. By this very gallant action ho undoubtedly saved tha wounded In adjoining dug-outs, and enabled the fire of hU battery to bo maintained at a time whan it was most Important to do so. Ho wos twice all but overpowered by tho gas fumes, but persisted In his work with tho utmost pluck and determination."
Captain Connell, who contested the last Kahibah election, has boen awarded the Mili- tary Cross for conspicuous bravery in Franco.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cumming, LawBon stroot, Rozelle, havo received the D.C.M. won by their son, Sergeant R. Cumming, who took part in the landing at Gallipoli, where ho was wounded, and was also mentioned in despatches for services In France, where ha
won his distinction.
Sergeant E. A. Eldridge, of Hilltop, and for some years of Gunbar, hns benn awarded tho D.C.M. for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His conduct Is officially described M follows:-"Whon under heavy gun-flre he at- tacked and silenced an enemy machine-gun, handling his Lewis gun with great effect. Ha showed total disregard for his personal safety In crawling for hours In the enemy's wire, salving panniers and ammunition for hlB own guns. He also led Boveral parties through the enemy's wiro in search of wounded." -
Sergeant John M'Dougul Stewart, Bon of Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Stewart, of Marlo, East Gipps- land, Victoria, and late "f Temple House, Orbury, Warwickshire, England, who has boon serving for over three years with, the A.A.M.C., has been awarded the Distinguished
Conduct Medal for gallantry.
Mr. T. Henry, Inspector of Schools, Lind- field, hns boen advised that his son, Sergeant C. L. Henry, has been awarded tho Distin- guished Conduct Medal, and has boen promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. The official order covering the award makes tho following refor enco to Sergeant Henry:-"He sot a splendid oxnmplo to hiB men by moving up and down on tho parapet of the trench that was being dug, oncouriglng nnd directing his men under very heavy shell and machine-gun fire. On ona occasion, whon a stretcher was called for, thora was none available Sergeant Henry at once went back through the barrage, which at the time was particularly intense, and re- turned with n stretcher. This ho passed to the stretcher-bearers, and carried on with tho task. His conduct throughout May 3 and 8 was exceptionally gallant."
Mrs. A. Lane, of Wentworthville, has re- ceived news that hor husband, Warrant-officer A. W. Lane, of the A.A S C, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Mrs. E. Rowley, 30 Kepos-street, Redfern, has received information that her son, Private R. Rowley, Field Ambulance, has been award- ed the Distinguished Conduct Medal for brav- ery in France.
Mr. H. Sully, of Stanton-road, Haberfield, has received a cable messago from his Bon, Sergeant W. H. Sully, stating that he had been decorated with the DlntintrulEhPd Conduct Medal. Only a fow months ago Mr. Sully had news that his son had boen awarded the Mill I tory Medal.
Mrs. Harry Coburn, of Vlctorla-streot, Potts Point, has been informed that her youngest brother, Prlvato W. G. Gardiner, hns been awarded the Military Modal for bravery In tho fl-eld In France. He was wounded and Is now In hospital In London.
Mr. and Mrs. Cnwara C: Blackett, of Scar boiough, have received Information that their youngost son, Lance-corporal George O. C. Blackett, has boon awarded the Military Medal in France. Ho served at Gallipoli.
Mr. and Mrs. Wickers, of Northcote-street, Marrickville, have received the Military Medal won by their son, Private Walter Wickers, for bravery in the field at Messines Ridge on June 7, 1917, when he lost his life. Two brothers
are at the front in France.
Captain A. Smith, of Connellys Point, Hurst- ville, has boen notified that his eldest son, Sergeant Arklcy Smith, has beon awarded tha Military Medal for conspicuous service in ob- taining Information from behind the enemy's lines. Sergeant Smith is with the Light Horsa in Palestine, and has Binco been granted n
Mr. and Mrs. Fred ParlBh, of Boxley, Cadia, have been advised that their son,. Stanley J. Parish, has boon awarded the ¡Mllltarv Mo>rtnl for bravery In the field. He was wounded at Lone Pino, and has recently been serving In
Corporal Alfred L. Nix (A.M.G.), formerly of Woollahra, has bean awarded the Military Modal. Ho has been twice mentioned In de-
Gunnar W. Steel has boen awarded the
Military Medal for bravery on the field. Ho was employed nt Tooth's Brewery. I
Mr. and Mrs. L. Court, 211 Falcon-street, | North Sydney, have received news that their sou, Sergeant S. L. Court, has bepn awarded
the Military Medal. Their youngest soh,| Corporal W. G. Court, who was awarded the Military Medal in May, Has been promoted
to the rank of lieutenant.
Mr. nnd Mrs. F. J. Shanlcy, 24 Darghnn strect, Glebe, have been informed that their eldest son. Lance-corporal Frank Shpulcy, has
boen awarded the Military Medal. I
Mr. and Airs. J. D. Nesbitt, 162 Sutherland-1
street, Paddington, and late of Woollamia, have received intoimation that their son, Pri- vate L. J. Nesbitt (machine gunner), who has boen wounded twice, hns been awarded
the Military Medal. j
Mr. H. G.. Jarman, 2nd-nvenue, Campsie, has received news that his eldest son, Sergeant! H. Jarman, has been awarded the Military Medal. His brother and throo cousins ara serving in France, and-another brother has
Mr. P. J. MncNnmara, Coffs Harbour, bas been informed tnat his son, Signaller J. P. MacNamara, has been awarded the Military Medal for gallantry .it Beerslieba.
Mr. A. Williams, of Rozelle, has been in- formed that Corporal J. Knox, who was in the employ of Messrs. Paul and Giny, Ltd., has
received the Military Medal for bravery In! tlie field. . He has been reported wounded and missing Binen May 5.
Captain A. W. Earnsbaw, of Yarallah, Vin
conz-street, 'Mobmut>, uns lecelvcd information I that his son, Arthur, who has fought in Callinoli, Egypt, and Fiance, has been award-
ed tho Military Medal. 1
Pte. P. M. Ryan, son of Mr. P. Ryan, of O'connell, Lithgow, has been awaided the Military Medal for bravery in the field.
Mr. \V. F. -Pontey» builder, of Naremburn, has received advice that his son, Corporal W. F. Pontoy, attached to the Trench Moitar section, has been awarded the Military Medal, and has also been granted a commission on the field. He served at Gallipoli, and has been in France over bluce.
Mrs. Parle, of Stnnbrook, Itaglan-stroct, Mosman, lias been advised that her sou Fred has been awarded the Mllltaiy Medal and been promoted for conspicuous bravery in rescuing wounded comrades under intense artillery fire, In France. Ho is the youngest of three bro- thers at the front, and enlisted two years ago, being then only 20 years of age.
Mrs. Hassan, of Watson's Bay, hns been no- tified that her husband, Bombardier E. J. Has-' san (Australian Artillery), has been awarded the military medal.
Ex-senior Sergt. D. Griffiths, Prospect-road, I Summer Hill, has been notified that his eld- est son, Lauce-cpL Dave Walter Griffiths, who was killed in action on the Western front, has been awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field.
Mrs. Jackson, of Strathmore, Cremorno road, Cremorne, has 'been notified that her son, Gunner H. W. Jackson, has been award- ed the Military Medal for conspicuous brav-
ery at Bullecourt
Mrs. B. M'Evoy, Kolmour, Prospect-street, Waverley, lins received news that her son, Signaller David T. M'Evoy, has been awarded the Military Medal. He was employed on the clerical stan of the Colonial Sugar Re- fining Company.
Private H. W. Penfold, of Barmedman, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Penfold, hns been awarded the Military Medal for distinguished services
In the field In France.
News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. A. Jackson, of North Yanco and Wagga, that their "Son, Private Leslie Jackson, lins been awarded the Military Medal tor bravery in carrying wounded under open lire, on duty for 20 hours, in the battle of Bullecourt. Private] Jackson was one of the Kangaroos, and en- listed when he was 17 years of age.
Mr. G-. W. Colley-Priest, of Neutral Bay, has received news that his son, Private Lang- ford W. Colley-Priest (stretcher-bearer), has been awarded the Military Medal in France. He was in the employ of Messrs. Hooper and Harrison, woollen merchants'.
The Rev. G. Mashman, of Rockdale, hns re- ceived information from Franco that his son, Bombardier G. B. Mashman, lins been nwarriwl tho Military Medal for good work. He is serv- ing with the Field Artillery.
Private V. D. O'Sullivan has been awarded the Military Medal. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O'Sullivan, 44 Margaret-street, Peter- sham, and at the time of his enlistment was in the employ of Messrs. Hoffnung and Co.
A cable message has been received by M/\ and Mrs. Alfred Gazzard, of IG King-street, Newtown, stating that their son, Frank, who is a signaller attnefiod to headquarters In France, has been awarded the Militai y Modal.
Mr. and Mrs. M'Pherson, of Westbournc Btreot, Drummoyne, has received news th.it her son, T.-sergeant Jack M'Pherson, lins been awarded tho Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on tho field.
Mrs. C. E. Halloran, of Richmond Villa, Loftus-street, Katoomba, has received infor- mation that her husband, Corporal T. Hal- loran, hns boen awarded the Military Medal
for bravery on the field.
Sergeant TJeglnald W.. J. Lee (Pioneer Bat- talion) hns been awarded the Military -Modul. Ho is the only son of a late pilot of the Queensland coast and Torres Straits pilot service. Captain Francis George Lee, who w-ns so well known in the A.U.S.N. Co. Sergeant Leo is 26 years of age, and was educated at Wahroonga Grammar School and Newington College. Ho was an onginoer by profession.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Benson, of Marathon, North-street, Leichhardt,'have received word that their eldest son, Lance-corporal Harry Benson, hns been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on the Held as a stretcher-bearer in France.
Mrs. M. J. Giles, ?0 Dalles-street, Leich- hardt, hns been notified that lier son, Sergt. H. J. Giles, who was awarded the Military Medal in May last, has again been mentioned In Sir Douglas Halg's despatches for con-
spicuous bravery in the field.
Mrs. Harkness, of Kembln-Ftreet, Bal- gownie, has been informed that her husband, Sergeant-major Harkness, has been, awarded tho* meritorious service medal for volunble services. Ho was mentioned In despatches at Pozieres by Sir Douglas Haig, also at Galli- poli by Sir lan Hamilton.
Corporal Herbert Forrest, of Railway Town, Broken Hill, who enlisted with the Mining Corps, has been awarded the bronze medal for valour by the King of Italy for conspicuous
Lieutenant A. N. M'L. Brown, son of Mr. Fred -Brown, of Hurstville," lins been men- tioned In despatches hy General Sir Archibald Murray, Commandcr-in-Chlef of the Egyptian Expeditionary Forces, for gallant and con- spicuous conduct In the field. A message lins Just boen received notifying that ho has been
wounded for tho second time.
Mr. V.- B. Riley, of Vermont, Bowral, has been notified that his son, Captain Edwin Blomfleld Gerald Riley, has been mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig. Captain Riley, is attached to the Army Dental Corps.
Mr. William Spier, of the "Pastoral Review," has been informed that his son, Major Clarence M. Spier (Machine Gun Com- pany), has again boon mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig for conspicuous services.
Second-lieutenant Rupert Ellsmore, son of Mrs. Alfred Ellsmore, of Chatswood, has been mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig for conspicuous serviros.
. Mrs. J. S. Watt, of 251 St. John's-rond,
Forest Lodge, lins received notification that her husband, Farrlor-sergpant J. S. Watt, has been mentioned in a despatch by General Sir Archibald Murray, Commander of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, for snllnnl nnd distinguished 'conduct on tho Held and for Other valuable services.
Mrs. G. Barclay, of Kintore. ISO Beattie
Btreet, Rozelle, lins received information that her husband, Company Sergt.-mnjor G. Bar- clay, has been mentioned In despatches by Sii Douglas Haig for conspicuous services.
Mr. A, E. Potts, of Petersham, has been ad-
vised that his brother, Phillp Elmhurst Potts, has been mentioned in despatches hy Sir Dou- glas Haig for conspicuous services, and has been promoted to the rank of captain. He served at Gallipoli and in Egypt and France. Before then he was advance manager for Madame Dolores and Miss Ella Caspers, and was previously accountant at Burns, Philp, and Co.'s Cairns branch.
Mrs. J. M. Hawkey has received news Hint her husbnnd, Captain J. M. Hawkey, has bi><>n mentioned in Sir Douglas Halg's despatches for conspicuous servlco at Messines Ridge cn
^Mrs. T. Reid, of Thnrba, Bartlott-rtrppt. Summer Hill, has been informed that her son, the late Lieut. Reglnnld.J. Reid, was men- tioned in a despatch on Jun» 1 by Sir Dón- elas Haig for conspicuous servlcts. Lieut. Reta was killed on July .11, after being nearly three years on active service._