Lieutenant SAMUEL LEWIS HONEY
Died 30 September 1918
Age 24 years old
- Country of Service Canadian
- Awards Victoria Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal
- Additional Info Son of the Rev. George E. Honey and Metta B. Honey of Lynden, Ontario.
- Personal Inscription DEAR LEW THE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT SEEN ARE ETERNAL
- Additional Citation note
An extract from the London Gazette, No. 31108, dated 3rd Jan., 1919, records the following: "For most conspicuous bravery during the Bourlon Wood operations, 27th September to 2nd October, 1918. On 27th September, when his company commander and all other officers of his company had become casualties, Lt. Honey took command and skilfully reorganised under very severe fire. He continued the advance with great dash and gained the objective. Then finding that his company was suffering casualties from enfilade machine-gun fire he located the machine-gun nest and rushed it single-handed, capturing the guns and ten prisoners. Subsequently he repelled four enemy counter-attacks and after dark again went out alone, and having located an enemy post, led a party which captured the post and three guns. On the 29th September he led his company against a strong enemy position with great skill and daring and continued in the succeeding days of the battle to display the same high example of valour and self-sacrifice. He died of wounds received during the last day of the attack by his battalion."
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