Distinguished Conduct Medal (GV), A.S.Major C. MacDonald 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment, later awarded the Military Cross for gallantry as a R.S.M. with the Manchesters 4/10/1917 for operations near Poelcapelle, before being commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the East Yorks shortly before the end of the war.
D.C.M. L.G. 21/6/1916 “For consistent good work and devotion to duty.”
M.C. L.G. 25/4/1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy shell fire. When the regimental aid post was being heavily bombarded and the medical officer and several stretcher-bearers had been killed, he at once set to work to reorganise the post and assist in moving the wounded. This warrant officer’s gallantry and coolness undoubtedly saved many of the wounded. He also displayed great courage in getting ammunition and rations up the line.”
With full large file of copy service papers, L.G. entries, MIC’s, the war diary of the 11th Manch R for Poelcapelle when RSM MacDonald won his MC