ABBOTT, Reginald Montague Vane
11377, Private, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Military Medal
Gazetted 14 January 1918, p847
Action in front of BELLE VUE SPUR, West of PASSCHENDALE, 18 October, and following days.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During the attack of Bellevue Ridge on 18th October 1917, he took urgent messages to detached posts under the heaviest enemy barrage and it was only owing to his great skill and absolute contempt for danger that messages were delivered. He was twice wounded before going to the R.A.P.  His cheerfulness was always a bye-word in the Battalion

AWARDS
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

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ALLEN, John Edward
6/2344, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Military Cross
2nd Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment
Gazetted 1 February 1919, p1740     
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations east of Bapaume on 2nd September 1918. During the attack on Mill Cross, the platoon commander of the leading platoon being badly wounded, this officer went forward under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, gathering the platoon together and reorganizing them, and led the attack successfully, having to fight for every inch of the ground. His prompt and courageous action undoubtedly enabled the objective to be taken.

Military Medal
Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment
Gazetted 28 January 1918, p1405
For gallant conduct and devotion to duty, during operations near Gravenstafel on the 12/13 October 1917. When his men were being heavily shelled, he took charge, and showing great courage and initiative, moved them forward to a better position, thus saving heavy casualties. By his continued cool and cheerful conduct, he greatly encouraged his men.

AWARDS
Military Cross
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

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