THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BATTERSBY George Herbert
21179, Corporal, NZ Machinegun Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when, regardless of the heavy fire he was under, he so skillfully handled his machine gun as to inflict heavy losses on the enemy, at 1,000 yards range, then massing for attack.  Later he accounted for five enemy machine guns which attempted to come into action on his immediate front, and his contempt for danger was most marked throughout the day

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 19 April 1896, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 22 July 1973, Christchurch, New Zealand