7th Oct 1918: A small group from 22nd Bn stay to assist Americans

During the early hours of the 6th October the 22nd Battalion was relieved by the American 117th Regiment, making it one of the very last AIF battalions to leave the front line on the Western Front. A few of the battalion stayed behind and were attached to the 117th including Lieut-Col Wiltshire, Major Matthews, Sgt Speechley and Pte Hunt (5th/22nd), with both Sgt Speechley and Pte Hunt being awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for their leadership in assisting the Americans take their objectives in the attack at Geneve towards Busigny on the 7th October.

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