G.V.R., in case of issue, attributed to Lieutenant A.Illingworth-Butler. Extremely fine. (Lot)
M.C. London Gazette 16.9.1918.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer fought his section in the open, engaging enemy infantry and tanks until they got within fifty yards, scoring a direct hit on a tank at this distance. He rallied the infantry, and only withdrew at the last moment, having himself to drive in a gun team when the driver was killed.
Sold with a copy of Pushed and the Return Push by Quex, 1919, p331.