THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BROWN Arthur William
6/593, 2nd Lieutenant, NZ Machinegun Corps

CITATION
Military Cross
Gazette 1 January 1919
2nd Lieutenant, New Zealand machine Gun Corps
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On August 30th 1918, during our attack east of bapaume a gap was formed in our Infantry.  With his section of guns he quickly grasped the situation, and though under a heavy machine gun fire from the enemy, he skilfully placed his guns in the gap, silenced a number of the enemy's guns, and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy Infantry.  His bold handling of his gunsundoubtedly saved a doubtful situation and restricted the line and the flank

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazette 1 January 1917
Corporal, 1 Coy, New Zealand machine Gun Corps
For conspicuous gallantry in action.  He established and maintained communications, and frequently repaired wired under very heavy fire.

AWARDS
Military Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 11 June 1889, Westland, NZ