Badge and Ribbon of a Companion of The Distinguished Service Order & DSO
Badge and ribbon.
(SEE) OMD 1383 & OMD 204.
First World War DSO awarded to Temporary 2nd Lieutenant Walter George Bailey, MC, 'for conspicuous gallantry and able leadership' as Battalion Intelligence Officer at Romeries, Escarmain and Beaudignies on 23 October 1918.
DSO citation: (London Gazette, 8 March 1919) 'T/2nd. Walter George BAILEY, MC., 2nd Bn., Suffolk Regt.
For conspicuous gallantry and able leadership as Battalion Intelligence Officer at ROMERIES, ESCARMAIN and BEAUDIGNIES, on 23rd October 1918, He went forward and found that a company had become disorganised owing to the loss of all its officers, and was hesitating to go forward. He immediately took command, rallied the men, and succeeded in getting them to their objective under heavy shell fire. Later, he led them in the assualt on the final objective.
He showed great skill in consolidating the positions gained and in the disposal of his force.'