THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BARR James Alfred
7/659, Sergeant, Machinegun Squadron, Canterbury Mounted Rifles

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gaza, 19 April 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  Although badly wounded in action, he refused to leave the field until he had given every possible assistance to his officer in getting his section together after it had suffered heavily from shell-fire.  His pluck and devotion to duty deserve the highest praise

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 26 August 1883, Waterton, England
Died 28 June 1964, Spring Creek, Canterbury, NZ