THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CARINS Leigh Thomas
10/2542, temp Corporal, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France, April 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack.  He mended broken telephone wires under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and established and maintained communication over exposed ground throughout the attack.  He set a splendid example of courage and coolness

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 29 October 1893, London, England
Died 14 April 1979, Auckland, NZ