THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CORKILL Roy
10/2901, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Messines, 9 June 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He showed great skill and fine leadership when in charge of his platoon during our offensive, reorganising and maintaining direction under difficult circumstances.  Although wounded in the eye, and suffering great pain he remained on duty until the situation was secure and consolidation well advanced, finally collapsing from pain and exhaustion.  He set a very fine example of courage and endurance

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

NOTES
Born 24 August 1891, New Plymouth, NZ
Died 25 August 1953, Hawera, NZ