THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ALDRED Ernest
28847, Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Mention in Despatches
Operations at La Basse Ville 4th & 5th August 1917.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  As a stretcher-bearer this man worked on continually until utterly exhausted by carrying out wounded men from the advanced posts across difficult country.  On each occasion he had to pass over open ground through heavy shell fire, he did this twice during daylight on the 4th August under observation by the enemy.

AWARDS
British War Medal
Victory Medal
      Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born
Killed in Action 24 April 1918, Somme, France
Buried Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France

Corporal Aldred was the son of James and Christina Aldred, of Dunedin; husband of Mrs. E. E. Aldred (now Hunt), of 46, Queen St., Onehunga, New Zealand.