A fine Canadian Great War Battle of Amiens action near Parvillers 14th August 1918 single Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Acting Bombardier C.A. Mulvihull, 13th Artillery Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, who came from Arnprior, Ontario, and saw service out on the Western Front from August 1917, being decorated for his gallantry in conducting a reconnaissance to ascertain the location of the line held, he volunteered to accompany the infantry observer, and in two hours they handed in a report showing the front line, this occurring in th

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A fine Canadian Great War Battle of Amiens action near Parvillers 14th August 1918 single Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Acting Bombardier C.A. Mulvihull, 13th Artillery Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, who came from Arnprior, Ontario, and saw service out on the Western Front from August 1917, being decorated for his gallantry in conducting a reconnaissance to ascertain the location of the line held, he volunteered to accompany the infantry observer, and in two hours they handed in a report showing the front line, this occurring in the immediate aftermath of the action near Parvillers on 14th August 1918.

Distinguished Conduct Medal, GVR bust; (321867 A.BMBR: C.A. MULVIHILL. CAN:F.A.)

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Cornelius Anthony Mulvihull was born on 4th November 1892 in Arnprior, Ontario, and was a student when with the outbreak of the Great War, he attested for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Kingston on 21st March 1916, and joining as a Gunner (No.321867) the Canadian Field Artillery. Posted to the 13th Artillery Brigade, he arrived in England on 25th September 1916, and then saw service out on the Western Front from 21st August 1917, being then appointed to Acting Bombardier on 2nd June 1918.

It was whilst with the 13th Artillery Brigade in action near Parvillers on 14th August 1918 that he won the Distinguished Conduct Medal, the award being published in the London Gazette for 3rd June 1919. The citation reads as follows: ‘For devotion to duty near Parvillers on 14th August. After an attack the location of the line held was not known. He volunteered to accompany the infantry observer, and in two hours they handed in a report showing the front line.’

Mulvihull was slightly wounded in action with a gunshot wound to the chest on 3rd September 1918, and was still convalescing when war ended. Promoted to Bombardier on 21st December 1918, he was then in England, and having returned to Canada on 16th August 1919, was then discharged.