DRAPER Benjamin
11/1255, Lance Corporal, Wellington Mounted Rifles

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Ayan Kara, Palestine, 14 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During an enemy counter-attack he rushed forward with his machine gun, though wounded, and took up a position from he was able to inflict severe losses on the enemy.  He was again wounded, and his gun was put out of action, but he repaired it and continued to fire until he was wounded a third time.  He set a magnificent example of courage and initiative

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Gallipoli Medallion
Gallipoli Lapel Badge

NOTES
Born 10 August 1894, Sydney, Australia
Died 23 May 1982, Pahiatua, NZ
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