THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ENNIS William Oliver
16/582, Major, New Zealand Pioneer Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1918, p29
For excellent service as Adjutant for the Pioneer Battalion through the Somme operations and until his promotion to Major when he took command of a Company.  He did exceedingly good work with his Company  through the Messines operations.  Throughout his service with the Battalion he has proved himself a most reliable officer

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
Mentioned in Field Marshall D. Haig's despatch of 7 November 1917 for distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to midnight 20/21st September 1917

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
Diamond Jubilee Medal 1897

NOTES
Born 29 July 1875 Ireland
Accidentally killed in motor accident in Auckland, New Zealand, 13 February 1926