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BATES William
42881, Regimental Sergeant Major, 1 Battalion, Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
In the operation north of Creveceur from 1st to 3rd October 1918, he did excellent and gallant work.  During an enemy counter-attack he organized and led forward under heavy shell fire a party for consolidating.  Later he delivered an important message under very heavy fire

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Long Service & Good Conduct (Military)
Meritorious Service Medal
NZ Long and Efficient Service Medal

NOTES
Born 30 November 1888, England
Died 25 November 1970, Auckland, NZ