THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ATKINSON John
Captain, temp Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Army Service Corps, att NZ Army Service Corps

CITATION
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)\

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 4 June 1917
For distinguished service in the field (France and Flanders)
During the operations on the Somme and latterly during the winter months, this officer has shown great attention to duty with extremely satisfactory results.  The Divisional Train, under his Command, has improved one hundred percent and he deserves special recognition.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917
As Officer Commanding New Zealand Divisional Train during the operations on the Somme under sonsiderable difficulties owing to bad weather, was very successful in bringing up supplies.  This officer, since he joined the Division, has uniformly done good work

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 29 May 1917
British Loan Officer 25-7-16 to 19-9-1918 (Royal Army Service Corps)

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)
Silver Medal of the Alliance Francaise

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