Captain Robert Cuthbert Grieve
7 June 1917
CITATION: For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack on the enemy's position, in the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and after all his officers had been wounded and his company had suffered very heavy casualties, Captain Grieve located two hostile machine-guns which were holding up his advance. He then single-handed, under continuous fire from these two machine-guns, succeeded in bombing and killing the two crews, re-organised the remnants of his company and gained his original objective. Captain Grieve, by his utter disregard for danger and coolness in mastering a very difficult position, set a splendid example and when he finally fell wounded, the position had been secured and the few remaining enemy were in full flight.
(London Gazette: 2nd August 1917.)
Distinguished Service Order
Captain William Henry Collins
Regimental Medical Officer
Battle of Passchendaele
CITATION- For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Finding that his regimental stretcher-bearers were unable to find a regimental aid post which he had established in a German "pill-box," he personally led the first party of them through an intense artillery and machine gun fire barrage. Although knocked down by a bursting shell, he immediately resumed the dressing of the wounded. Although owing to casualties, he had only two men to help him, he courageously persevered with his work and himself helped to excavate a dug-out for the wounded under heavy shell fire, during which several of the wounded were killed. He remained on duty for sixty hours, and refused to leave his post till the last wounded man had been evacuated. By his constant cheerfulness under the most adverse conditions, and by his utter disregard for his own safety, he kept up the spirits of the wounded and stimulated his surviving helpers to their utmost effort. X X X X The above has been promulgated in Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No. 150, dated 24th September, 1918.
James Morley Robertson
24th & 25th August 1918
CITATION-On the morning of 26th August 1918 at Suzanne Ridge, this N.C.O. displayed great gallantry and judgement in bringing fire to bear upon the enemy in his trench line of resistance. By crawling he succeeded in pushing his Lewis Gun forward until he had forced the enemy's gunners back to their trench. Then he swept the parapet with Lewis Gun fire, thus enabling the party on the flank to rush the trenches and enfilade the enemy. He continued his fire and pursued the enemy with it when they
were routed, though in few positions was he afforded any cover from fire. He performed his role in the attack with great dash and sheer disregard for his own life.
At Bray on the morning of the 24th August 1918, this N.C.O commanded his tteam very well, and by careful manoeuvre silenced an enemy gun which was causing casualties on the 40th Battalion - all the while being in an exposed position.
Recommended for Military Medal by Lieutienant Colonel J.E.C. Lord, Commanding Officer - 40th Battalion