Regt. No.: 2895 / O-52
Name: Bennett, Victor Sydney
Rank: Captain
Community: St. John's
Occupation: Accountant
Enlisted: 1916   
Enlist. Age: 19   

Croix de Guerre avec Palm (French)
November 1918. copy of Order by General Petain.
He has rendered excellent service in the French zone in the course of recent operations. In commanding his patrol he has given proof of great courage and activity. On the 18th July whilst carrying out a raiding expedition he conducted his patrol safely within the German lines where he succeeded in forcing the enemy to retreat, thus permitting his gunners to accomplish their mission. In a personal encounter he forced two of the enemy's machines to descend. The ammunition ran short on the planes which attacked his patrol thereby enabling him to make a brilliant return after having accomplished his mission and without having lost a single aeroplane.