WW1 Military Cross not named in case of issue, British War & Victory Medals named LIEUT R S P RAWLINS.
MCLondon Gazette 15 February 1919 - For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during the attack on Oultersteene on August 18th, 1918. He led his platoon forward without artillery support after the capture of the first objective, and, quickly overcoming opposition, he reached his furthest objective, capturing several enemy machine guns. Later, owing to casualties, he took command of the company, and obtained touch on his flanks and organised consolidation. Throughout the operation he showed marked courage and ability to command.
Reginald Spencer Pynsent Rawlinswas born on the Isle of Wight on 11 October 1878, the son of Colonel Thomas Rawlins, 41st and 86th Foot, and a scion of the Rawlinses of Stoke Courcy. Commissioned 2nd Lt in the 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers (Special Reserve) on 27 October 1914, he was promoted Lieutenant on 1 July 1917, and served during the Great War with the 2nd Battalion on the Western Front from 1918.
He was not of the greatest health during his service April 1918 saw him in 1st Western General Hospital, Fazakerley, Liverpool with a Rheumenation and 31st Aug 1918 with a case of Gout Left Foot while in the field. Rawlins relinquished his commission on 1 April 1920, retaining the rank of Lieutenant. He died on 15 January 1965.