FEAR Francis John Herbert
4/188A, Lance Corporal, 1st Field Company, NZ Engineers

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry on the night of the 9th-10th June 1915 in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles), in volunteering to demolish a Turkish blockhouse which was within twelve yards of the enemy’s trench, and which could only be approached over ground swept by rifle and machine-gun fire.  He exhibited great skill in approaching and demolishing the blockhouse, and was exposed to fire for an hour
(See also citation for Hodges EA)

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

Memorial Plaque
Gallipoli Medallion

NOTES
Born November 1887, Wellington, NZ
Killed in Action 20 September 1916, France
Buried at AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, France

Son of Mr and Mrs F.J.W FEAR, 99 Willis Street, Wellington
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