THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
De LATOUR Bernard Parker
9/2029, Lance Corporal, Otago Mounted Rifles

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 24th August 1918, in the vicinity of La Boisselle, when in charge of a patrol detailed to gain information on the enemy’s position.  Coming under very heavy machine-gun fire, he placed the horses of his patrol under cover and endeavoured to work forward with his men dismounted, but again machine-gun fire held them up.  Fearing heavy casualties, he worked forward alone and succeeded in gaining location of the enemy’s positions and machine guns, capturing three prisoners single handed.  The information when reported to the Artillery proved so accurate that the enemy were compelled to retire and so allow our advance to continue

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 3 October 1889, Oamaru, NZ
Died 16 January 1961, Roxburgh, NZ