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DODDS Fawcit Miller
33705, Corporal, Canterbury Regiment, att 2 Light Trench Mortar Battery

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France April 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and intelligent daring in command of a light trench mortar.  During a heavy bombardment shell burst on the parados of the trench, wounding one of his team and burying the rest.  Though badly shocked, he stood by the gun, maintained continuous fire according to the barrage timetable, and managed to reorganise his team.  Later, when a machine gun harassed consolidation, he went forward under heavy fire to one of the most forward posts and made a personal reconnaissance, with the result that on his return he silenced the machine gun

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 20 March 1896, Ashburton, NZ
Died 13 June 1939, Tuatapere, NZ