THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
COPPELL Michael Henry
40191, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on  15th October 1918, on Saint Quentin Canal.  He succeeded in capturing in succession four machine guns and sixteen prisoners who were harassing the left flank from a sunken road.  On one occasion the enemy officer, after holding up his hands, endeavoured to stab one of his party.  Lance Corporal Coppell immediately shot him dead

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 28 September 1896, Takaka, NZ
Died 27 June 1974, Hawera, NZ