THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
COLQUHOUN Duncan
8/1174, Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 26 November 1917, p12316
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During the fighting at Gravenstafel on 4th October 1917 when the situation was obscure he went forward at a critical time through heavy shellfire and made a most valuable personal reconnaissance of the position.  He showed much gallantry and ability of high order during the subsequent operations of his Battalion

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p261
For devotion to duty as a Company Commander from 13th April 1916 to 5th July 1916, and as Second-in-Command of the Battalion from 5th July to date.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
Mentioned in Field Marshall D. Haig’s despatch of 7 November 1917 for distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period February 26th to midnight September 20-21st 1917.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
NZ Long and Efficient Service Medal
NZ Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 24 May 1879, Tapanui, Southland, New Zealand
Died 5 October 1938, Wellington, New Zealand