THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
EVANS Charles Hellier Davies
10711, Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Cyclist Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 17 September 1917, p9558
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a party which had to prepare a cavalry track.  He reorganised his men when scattered by heavy shell fire, and continued to supervise the work, which by his fine personal example was rapidly completed under heavy fire, and proved subsequently invaluable to the success of our operations.  (Messines, June 1917)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
Mentioned in Sir D. Haig's despatches for gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to midnight Septemebr 20-21st 1917

Chevalier, Legion of Honour (France)
Gazetted 11 March 1919, p3281
For distinguished services rendered during the course of the campaign. (Marfaux  July 1918)

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
Coronation Medal 1937
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Volunteer Service Medal
Chevalier, Legion of Honour (France)

NOTES
Born 23 May 1873
Died