THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BRANDON Alfred de Bathe
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps Reserve

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 4 October 1916, p9635
In recognition of his gallantry and distinguished service in connection with the successful attack on enemy Airships

Military Cross
Gazetted 16 May 1916, p4929
For conspicuous gallantry and skill in bombing a Zeppelin airship at night

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 6 January 1916
Not available, but it is believed to have been for night flying against Zeppelins that raided England

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 23 January 1917, p944
For distinguished services in connection with the war


AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (2)

Bronze Medallion, Imperial Air Fleet Committee

First NZ Airman to be awarded the DSO

NOTES
Born 21 July 1883, Wellington, New Zealand
Died 12 November 1974, Wellington, New Zealand