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BOWERS William George
12/3257, Lance Corporal, 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 3 September 1918, p10376
Hebuterne, 27 March 1918.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He pushed forward alone to locate two enemy wounded in a sap.  He came across a party of twelve of the enemy.  He captured two and dispersed the remainder.  His single-handed performance was a great example to his men

Military Medal
Gazetted 2 April 1918, p4023
For cool and courageous conduct in the Judge Sub-Sector, northeast of Polygon Wood Sector, on 16th January 1918.  Heavy rain had flooded the trenches badly and Lance Corporal W.G Bowers, in broad daylight, walked into ‘No Man’s Land’ in full view of the enemy positions 150 yards distant, and worked for an hour and a half digging a drain back to our line.  His work has been consistently excellent.

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

NOTES
Born 24 January 1895, Christchurch, New Zealand
Died 24 March 1966, Auckland, New Zealand
Buried Pukekohe Cemetery, Auckland [Returned Services Area, Plot, Plot 113]