AKROYD Aubrey Glanville
30152, Private, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On the 4th September 1918, in an advance on Havringcourt Wood, this man was in command of a party of eight men.  The Enemy had posted machineguns in strong positions, and this man showed great skill in rounding up these machineguns, capturing them and the crews.  On the morning of the 5th September, in front of Neuville, where an enemy machinegun was giving much trouble and causing casualties, he took another man out and captured the gun and five prisoners.   His initiative and contempt for danger were a source of encouragement to all ranks

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 6 July 1896, Gisborne, NZ
Died 28 September 1963, Hamilton, NZ
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