THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BROWN Robert Doelly
27432, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations about Haplincourt on the 2nd September 1918. The battalion of the left failed to reach its objective, with the result that the left flank of the company to which he belonged remained ‘in the air’.  On reaching the first objective the platoon commander had been wounded, and he was left in command of the platoon, isolated on both flanks.  He immediately rushed the cross roads, taking over 50 prisoners and several machine-guns.  He then discovered that the enemy was strongly entrenched behind him and the flanking battalion.  Recognising his platoon he maintained his position until reinforcements came up and restored the situation.  During the whole of the operation he displayed coolness and courage were an inspiration to all ranks under his command

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 27 December 1892, Naseby, NZ
Died 12 April 1970, Hinds, NZ