THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
DUFF Charles Staunton John
999, Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Field Regiment, New Zealand Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 8 September 1942 Issue 35697, p3948
During the operation in Libya from 22 November to 1 December 1941 he commanded his unit with great ability and on the latter date, particularly during the late afternoon, displayed a high degree of personal coolness and gallantry in controlling his batteries from an exposed command position under heavy fire and exercised excellent judgement in breaking off close action in accordance with his orders and reassembling his batteries.  Wherever the fighting was hardest, this gallant officer was to be found, inspiring all ranks of his Field Regiment by his personal example of courage and of determination

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted


AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
      Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
New Zealand Long & Efficient Service Medal

NOTES
Born 19 November 1898, Wellington, New Zealand
Died 4 January 1872, Wellington, New Zealand