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CRUIKSHANK Victor
9/1538, Private, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, att Light Trench Mortar Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 1 January 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  When the Sergeant in charge of a carrying party was wounded and the party became disorganised by enemy shelling he took charge on his own initiative, re-formed the party, and led them forward successfully to their destination through a heavy barrage.  He showed splendid courage and initiative

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
Gazetted 12 July 1918
For distinguished service rendered during the course of the campaign

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

NOTES
Born 12 October 1888, Akaroa, NZ
Died 29 August 1946, Gisborne, NZ