THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
DE BOO Albert Edward
26253, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On 23rd October 1918, when the battalion advanced beyond Romeries, he was in command of his platoon.  On two occasions he outflanked machine-gun posts which held up the company’s advance.  On the second occasion he went forward with a small party and stormed a post, which he took, although he had already been wounded

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 25 September 1895, Tasmania, Australia
Died 10 August 1974, Rai Valley, NZ