THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BROWN William George
12/3569, temp Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
temp Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment
Gazetted 17 April 1917
Flers, 15 September - 6 October 1916.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a party of stretcher-bearers.  He worked fearlessly and continuously both in ‘No Man’s Land’ and in our own front line under very heavy fire.  Later, although himself wounded, he continued to tend the wounded until the completion of the operations

Military Medal
Sergeant, 3rd New Zealand Cyclist Corps
Gazetted 3 July 1919
Operations east of Cambrai 13 October - 11 November 1918.  On 10 November he took a patrol to Givry, then 5,000 yards in front of the front line with a mission to report on roads, railways crossings over river to Givry, his patrol met with very heavy fire but carved out their job and his extrication of his men in the face of the machine gun fire was a masterly piece or leadership.  His reports were very exact and the G.O.C Brigade personally complimented him on all occasions.  During these operations this N.C.O has proved fearless and resourceful.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 29 April 1889, Hawera, New Zealand
Married 29 November 1911 Eltham, New Zealand (Janet Matilda SHEARER)
Died 25 March 1929, Waipukurau, New Zealand
Buried Waipukurau Cemetery [Plot 39, XII].