THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BARCLAY Francis
16/1404, Sergeant, NZ Maori (Pioneer) Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For exceptionally good work during the period 25 February to 16-17 September 1918.  He is exceedingly cool under fire, and sets a splendid example to his men.  On 8 September he with two sections of his platoon, was employed in Metz-en-Coutre.  The enemy concentrated a heavy artillery fire for four hours on the village.  Notwithstanding this he kept his men well in hand, and completed the task upon which he was engaged.  He then withdrew his party to a place of safety in good order

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 15 June 1888, Ropana, NZ
Died 20 November 1959, Tahoraiti, NZ