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BERG Leonard Andrews
1/457, Staff Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 3 June 1919
On 8th October 1918, during the attack on the Masieres line, when he had charge of a platoon.  Though early wounded, he continued to lead his men on.  When his company was held up by heavy machine gun fire he by the daring reconnaissance located the machine gun nest, and the enemy guns were silenced

Military Medal
Gazetted 13 November 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On 25 July 1918, in the Rossignol Wood Sector, north of Hebuterne, when the enemy counter-attacked our newly won position, Corporal BERG displayed the utmost coolness and decision during the heavy preliminary bombardment.   Under accurate and heavy shellfire he kept a careful look out at a point where the enemy could bomb our trench under cover of a sap, and on the enemy moving forward to the attack, Corporal BERG handled his section with great coolness and skill; finally, although under machine gun fire, leading his section over his parapet across the open ground to meet the advancing enemy and pushing the latter back into our own SOS barrage which had come down.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 6 December 1884, Wellington, NZ
Died 24 June 1965, Lower Hutt, NZ