CEF Award Detail

Lieutenant Edward Wallace Waits Watling

Military Cross First Bar

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Canadian Infantry
145th Battalion
Enlistment Date:
April 10, 1915
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1888
Date of Death:
September 14, 1929
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Lieutenant Edward Wallace Waits Watling, bar to MC (second award). Citation: “For marked gallantry and dash during the attack on Arleux on 12 October 1918. He was advancing with a Lewis Gun section through the town, when an enemy machine-gun post was pointed out to him which was stopping the advance. He made his way to the enemy position and personally shot the gunner and rushing forward captured the crew. While making a second attempt to put the enemy guns out of position he was severely wounded by an enemy sniper.” October 1918// Arleux// 10th Bn
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10 Apr 1915 enlisted in CEF in 26th Bn and served at the front with that unit. On 13 Sep 1916 he transferred to 145th Bn from 26th. During his second tour at the front he was awarded the Military Cross and later the bar to the MC. His son Lloyd would also receive the Military Cross in WW II.


In 1985 he was posthumously inducted into the NB Sports Hall of Fame as "the best all-round athelete ever produced on the Miramichi"



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