THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CORSBIE Richard Thornton
33312, Corporal, 4th Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Rossignol Wood, 7 August 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while one of a patrol of one officer and four other ranks which were suddenly engaged by thirty of the enemy.  The patrol was forced to retire, and on arrival at their trenches the officer was found to be missing.  Corporal Corsbie with another man immediately went back and found the officer severely wounded.  He bandaged him while his comrade kept the enemy back with bombs and rifle fire, and finally they carried him back to their trenches.  This non-commissioned officer by his courage and coolness saved the officer’s life and prevented the enemy from securing an identification

AWARDS
Distinguished  Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial Plaque

NOTES
Born 1875, Ashburton, NZ
Killed in Action 8 October 1918, France
Buried Lisdain, France