ATKINS Arthur Albert
6/884, Sergeant, Canterbury Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 7 August 1915, during the attack on Chunuk Bair. While advancing up a narrow gully with precipitous sides, his battalion suddenly came on a strongly defended post, which barred the way and from which a heavy rifle fire was directed on the head of the column.  Sergeant Atkin, getting his section in hand, without hesitation rushed the position, captured and held it.  He displayed great bravery and coolness, and set a splendid example to all with him

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Queens South Africa Medal
Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 10 Jan 1884, Herder, India
Died 1916
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