THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
BUCKWORTH Charles Garthon
11375, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment
23040, Acting Warrant Officer Cl 2, 2NZEF, WW2
Legion of Frontiersmen

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 18 February 1919, p2423
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the morning of 29 September 1918, at the attack on Bonavis Ridge.  Touch was lost between the left flank of the battalion and the next division, and it was imperative to regain it.  He volunteered for the task, and accomplished it successfully, passing through Masnieres, which was held by the enemy.  He did good work and with his small party captured five field guns

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 11 December 1895, Whakatane, New Zealand
Died 6 March 1958, Russell, New Zealand