- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Long Range Desert Group (LRDG), Headquarters, Eighth Army, British Army
- Awarded on:
- December 30th, 1941
"During the period June 1st 1941 to July 5th 1941, this officer has led several small motorized patrols from SIWA to JEBEL EL AKHDAR region, to obtain information and to transport agents. These patrols have been operating 20 miles behind the enemy lines, and have been very successful in all their enterprises.
They destroyed at least 12 enemy vehicles. 2/Lieut Easonsmith has displayed daring, initiative and a high power of leadership in avoiding detection and in completing successfully the tasks allotted to him. I recommend the award of a Military Cross to this officer."