EMMERSON Sydney Lawrence
13/795, Sergeant, Mounted Machine-gun Squadron, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Khurbet Hadrah, Palestine, 25 November 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On his officer becoming a casualty during an attack upon an outpost, he took charge of his section and withdrew it to the main infantry position, after all the gunners had become casualties and one gun had been put out of action.  Through his energetic and courageous efforts he kept all the other guns in action until all the troops had been withdrawn from the ridge

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

NOTES
Born 23 February 1890, Melbourne, Australia
Died of Disease 19 October 1918, Jerusalem Camp, Palestine
Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel
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