THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BREWER John Henry
26783, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazette 26 June 1918
Mailly-Mailet, 26 March 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack.  When his officer and platoon sergeant became casualties early in the attack he took command of his platoon.  Though severely wounded he continued to advance, and consolidated his position on the line.  He took command of a number of other men in addition to his own, and showed great skill in handling his Lewis Guns and making dispositions so as to minimize casualties.  He was under heavy fire throughout, and showed magnificent courage and determination

Military Medal
Gazette 17 December 1917
For conspicuous gallantry in the field.  East of St Julien on the 4th instant this man took charge of his section, after the section commander had been killed, and carried on in a most capable manner exhibiting the utmost coolness and disregard of personal safety.  He led his men with fine determination and good judgement and inspired confidence in all .  He did excellent work during the consolidation and afterwards rendered valuable assistance in attending and arranging for the evacuation of wounded.  His work throughout was of a very high standard

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 6 July 1888, Auckland, NZ
Died 23 January 1943, Auckland, NZ