THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CIOCHETTO Charles Victor
26/93, Lieutenant, New Zealand Machine Gun Corps
804950, Temp Colonel, New Zealand Temp Staff

CITATION
Military Cross
Gazetted 11 January 1919, p668
For conspicuous gallantry and initiative while supporting the attack of an infantry battalionwith his section.  At a critical period he reconnoitered the situation under heavy machine-gun fire, and then placed his guns well forward to a flank, and with their fire assisted the Infantry to advance by knocking out several machine-guns in succession.  He did splendid work.

Military Medal
Gazetted 9 December 1916, p12058,
For general and consistent bravery.  Sergeant Ciochetto assumed command of two guns of the 3rd New Zealand Machine-gun Company when his officer had been wounded.  His management of the guns during the whole of the operations round Flers was productive of good results and was of great assistance to the work of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade

AWARDS
Military Cross
Military Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 5 December 1892, Fordell, New Zealand
Died 10 October 1957, Palmerston North, New Zealand