THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CUNNEEN John Patrick
22419, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France, October 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of a platoon.  When his platoon was surrounded by the enemy he fought his way out to the flank with a few men, and pushed forward behind the enemy and attacked him in rear, capturing thirty prisoners.  By his gallant and skillful action he saved a very difficult situation.  He set a very fine example to all ranks

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 10 November 1895, Bradfields, NZ
Died 3 August 1956, Timaru, NZ