THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
DAVIS Francis Herbert
26/299, Company Sergeant Major, 4th Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 16 August 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He did especially valuable work in assisting in organising and directing the operation when all of his company officers except one had been wounded.  He set a fine example of personal courage and energy

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917
For conspicuous gallantry andd evotion to duty.  During enemy raids on night 22/23 February 1917 at St Yves Hill, under heavy bombardment, he kept his Lewis Gun in action, firing on SOS lines.  On the night of 8 February 1917, in the Cordonnerie Sector, when the enemy attempted a raid under cover of an intense bombardment, Sergeant DAVIS kept his Lewis Gun in action throughout the bombardment, firing on SOS lines and materially assisted in the repulse of the enemy.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
      Mention in Despatches
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 23 February 1893, Dannevirke, New Zealand
Died 7 November 1970, Napier, New Zealand