THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ARDAGH Patrick Augustine
3/2859, Captain, NZ Medical Corps att 1 Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 15 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack east of Masnieres (October 1918).  Being forced to place his dressing station in a spot constantly shelled by the enemy for 36 hours, he continued to dress wounded whilst shells fell on the station.  He attended not only his own battalion, but those of three other battalions and worked continuously without sleep all the time.  He displayed high courage and resource and was the means of saving many lives

Military Cross
Gazetted 2 December 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack east of Masnieres (October 1918).  Being forced to place his dressing station in a spot constantly shelled by the enemy for 36 hours. He continued to dress wounded whilst shells fell on the station.  He attended not only his own battalion, but those of three other battalions and worked continually without sleep all the time.  He displayed high courage and resource and was the means of saving many lives

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

Mention in Despatches


AWARDS
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
8th ARMY
Italy Star
Defence Medal
War Medal
Mention in Despatches
NZ War Service Medal
NZ Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 30 August 1891, Ngapara, NZ
Died 6 April 1944, England
Buried Brookwood Military Cemetary, England