The Great War

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Besides assisting wounded men on May 8th 1915, out of a trench at Hooge, which was in the hands of the enemy, Private E. J. Bushby of Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry, gallantly attempted to rescue a comrade who had been half buried in the trench. While digging the man out, Bushby held at Bay two Germans who were attempting to bayonet him. He also made two journeys to the reserves under heavy fire to bring up ammunition, and was awarded the D.C.M. for his conspicuous gallantry.