THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BRACEGIRDLE Owen
3427, Major, NZ Army Service Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 14 October 1943, p4545
He has served with distinction in the campaign of the Western Desert, Libya, Egypt to Tunisia and has at all times displayed the greatest devotion to duty, giving his utmost, day and night, making his work of a very high order. His duties for the last twenty months as Senior Supply Officer have been carried out excellently many times under very adverse conditions – bad weather – enemy action interfering with the line of communications and difficulties of the retreat and pursuit. He is cool and collected under fire concentrating entirely on the problem in hand without thought of self. His continued devotion to duty has contributed largely to the success of the operations of the N.Z Div and N.Z Corps

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
       8th Army
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration

NOTES
Born 14 August 1911, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 7 May 1995 New Zealand