THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BUCK Peter Henry (Te Rangihiroa)
16/593, Major, NZ Medical Corps, att NZ (Maori) Pioneer Battalion

CITATION
Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George
Gazetted 13 June 1946, p2835
Director of Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, and Professor of Anthropology, Yale University. For services to Science and Literature.

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 4 June 1917, p5476
For distinguished service in the field in France and Flanders

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 january 1917, p262
For good work and devotion to duty during the period August 28th / October 2nd 1916.  During this period Major BUCK has been constant in his
efforts to keep the work of the Battalion going and his example and activity have had a great effect in keeping Maori half of the Battalion up to the
standard of work which was set them.  On two occasions he had charge of half the Battalion on important night digging operations.  Major Buck as
Senior Maori Officer has rendered invaluable service to the Maori race.  By his judgement, tach and example he has inspired the Maori's with a high
sence of duty and maintained their traditional  warlike spirit

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917, p5430
For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty.  Field Marshal D. Haig, Commander -in-Chief, British Armies in France, despatch of
9 Aoril 1917

Royal Order of the North Star (Sweden)
Awarded 1949

AWARDS
Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (2)
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Royal Order of the North Star (Sweden)

NOTES
Born 1877, Urenui, New Zealand
Died 1951, Hawaii, USA
Ashes buried 1954 at Otoki, North Taranaki, New Zealand