ABBEY Alexander William
4/85A, Sergeant, 1st Field Company, NZ Engineers

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry, ability, and resource on the 2nd May 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles).  During the operations on this date and subsequently, Sergeant Abbey especially distinguished himself by his zeal and bravery in command of a party engaged in entrenching under heavy fire.  He showed a fine power of command, and by his coolness and courage set a splendid example to all under him

Mention in Despatches
Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton, Commander, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, despatch of 20 May 1915

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born May 1891, Gitusberg, Russia
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