THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ALLEN Robert Candlish
12/3538, Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 16 August 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  At a very critical moment and at great personal risk, he rallied a number of men of another unit who
were withdrawing under hostile barrage and prevented their further retirement.  Although severely wounded he continued giving instructions for the
continuation of the fight.  He has at all times shown a very fine example of coolness and gallantry in action

Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 2 April 1919
At Le Quesnoy on the 4th of November 1918 he displayed great courage and skill in handling his battalion and the success of the attack greatly
assisted in the storming of the town.  After being wounded he continued to carry out his duties until all objectives were taken. He has previously done
good work


Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1919
For gallantry and devotion to duty. During the whole time he has been with the Battalion. he has carried out his duties with conspicuous ability. On the night 3/4 July near ARMENTIERES he led supporting troops through a heavy barrage

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 Decemebr 1917
Mentioned in Field Marshall D. Haig's despatch of 7 November 1917 for distingushed and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period February 26th to midnight September 20-21st, 1917.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 July 1919
For distingushed and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 16th September, 1918, to 15th  March, 1918.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order and bar
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (3)
NZ Long and Efficient Service Medal

NOTES
Born 1881, England
Died 28 January 1942, England