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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL - NZ Soldiers gained in France 1917

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taken from Dominion, Volume 10, Issue 3181, 4 September 1917

FIELD OF HONOUR New Zealand Men's Bravery Rewarded

DECORATIONS GAINED IN FRANCE
... The following military decorations gained by New Zealand soldiers in France was obtained from the Defence Department yesterday

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
- (with next of kin)
Corporal 2/1751 Alfred Nind ANDREWS
- mother, Elizabeth Andrews, Allandale Road, Dunedin (nee HARKNESS m.George Andrews 1882)

Private 8/1192 Thomas James BECK
- sister, Elizabeth Coster, Invercargill (m.Robert Carter Coster 1914)

Sergeant 10/2901 Roy CORKILL
- father, Thomas Corkill, Hawera (mother Sarah nee FORSTER m.1884)
- Roy married Ivy Helen JONES in 1919

Sergeant 26/299 Francis Herbert DAVIS
- mother, Amy Davis, Railway Yards, Napier (nee EPHGRAVE m.Henry Davis 1883)

Sergeant 2/186 Vincent Raymond DAVY
- father, William Thomas Davy, Harley Street, Nelson

Rifleman 26/766 Alfred DUNTHORNE
- wife, Edith Elgiva Dunthorne, Auckland (nee GIBBS m.1914)

Private 8/1979 Charles Augustus FITZPATRICK
- mother Catherine Fitzpatrick, 46 Murdoch Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
- parents: Charles FITZPATRICK & Catherine TYNAN

T.C. Sergeant Major 13286 John Charles FOTHERGILL
- wife, Alice Annie Fothergill, c/o Mrs W. Dovine, Sydney
- John Charles Fothergill was KILLED IN ACTION 23 Oct 1918 in Le Cateau, France
- wife, Alice Annie Fothergill, Bolton Street, Wellington
- Son of John Archdale FOTHERGILL & Mary GORE of 71 Queen's Drive, Musselburgh, Dunedin

2nd Class War Officer 12/577 Thomas Joseph GORDON
- friend A. C. Wallace, Kohukohu, Hokianga

Private 6/4053 Arthur James HAMMOND
- father, Robert Hammond, Geraldine (mother Sarah CARMICHAEL m.1877)
- Arthur was KILLED IN ACTION 13 Dec 1917 at Ypres, Belgium

Private 9/1438 Gordon HEWITT
- friend, H. Marra, Waimana, via Tauranga

Corporal 22803 Henry John JEFFERY
- mother, Elizabeth Jeffrey, Bell Block, New Plymouth (nee HASKELL m.Henry Jeffery 1892)

Sergeant 24/654 Richard Thomas LATIMER
- father, Robert Clarke Latimer, Orari, South Canterbury (mother Catherine Jane VICKERS m.1888)

Private 16560 John Alexander Alfred LEE
- wife, Marie Ethel Lee, New Brighton (nee GUY m.1919 dates don't make sense)
- at Cenotaph Marie is at Parnell, Auckland
- John lost his left arm near Mailly Maillet in April 1918 (see link)

Corporal 6/1097 Daniel Patrick LLOYD
- mother, Mary Lloyd, 124 Rose St, Spreydon, Christchurch (nee SHEEHAN)
- Daniel married Frances Aileen Elizabeth LINDSAY in 1921

Sergeant 6/4318 John Joseph McCALL
- wife, Linda Eliza Dorothy McCall, 96 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch (nee PHILLIS)

Rifleman 23/834 Hugh MUIR
- father, Hugh Muir, Manuka Creek, Otago (mother Annie MEEK m.1878)

Private 6/3817 James Harold O'BRIEN
- mother, Mrs Alice PARR, Burnett's Face, Dennistan
- father was Thomas O'BRIEN, mother Bridget Alice O'CONNELL
- his mother remarried in 1914 to Joseph PARR

Private 6/524 Harold PAGE
- G. W. Sinclair, Albury, South Canterbury

Private 3/1189 Herbert Lancelot SAIL
- mother, Mary Ann Burt, 101 Olliviers Rd, Linwood, Christchurch (nee YOUNGMAN married Harry Daniel SAIL (1863-1903) in 1889. Mary Ann next married William Henry Burt in 1909)

Colonel 26/1554 Charles John WILLIAMS
- friend, G. A. Gregory, Te Rangi, Mercer



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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL

from the site NZ DEFENCE FORCE (Te Ope kaatua o Aotearoa)
... The Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) was instituted in 1854 and is the oldest British award for gallantry. It was awarded to non commissioned officers and other ranks of the Army for distinguished conduct in the field. Over 500 DCMs have been awarded to New Zealanders, the most recent being in Vietnam. It is no longer awarded in New Zealand since the introduction of New Zealand's own system of Gallantry and Bravery awards in 1999

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