Heavy bombardment on our left by us and the enemy. Our heavies reply vigorously.
I go to Aubigny on bicycle, which I stole, for drawing material, etc. Call at Division and get Chinese white. Sergt. i/c Draughting gets Meritorious Service Medal. (Sergt. Lewis)
Whole journey was 30 Kilometres. Many German prisoners working on road. Heavy wet mist & later rain. I got soaked.
*The Meritorious Service Medal during WW1 was a British honour. The Canadian MSM was instituted for military service in 1984 and for civilian service in 1991. (www.forces.gc.ca) In 1916, the British MSM was awarded to all ranks: “duly recommended for the grant in respect of gallant conduct in the performance of military duty otherwise than in action against the enemy, or in saving, or attempting to save the life of an officer or soldier, or for devotion to duty in a theatre of war.” (www.veterans.gc.ca)