T./2nd Lt. Hugh William Lumsden Saunders, M.M., Gen. List, attd. R.A.F.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During recent operations he destroyed five enemy machines and shot down four out of control. He showed great courage and skill in engaging enemy aircraft, and did splendid service.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 16 September 1918 (30901/11011)
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (T./Capt.) Hugh William Lumsden Saunders, M,C., M.M.
An officer of exceptional courage, who, since he was awarded the M.C., has destroyed five enemy aircraft and shot down two balloons in flames. While on patrol he observed a formation of seven hostile scouts below him. Diving to attack he engaged the leader and firing shoot bursts at close range shot him down nose foremost; the remainder of the formation scattered in all directions.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918 (30989/12972)