FLETCHER Donald
9/1045, Sergeant, A Company, NZ Machine-gun Battalion

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  When his section commander had become a casualty he assumed command and displayed great coolness and initiative under very heavy machine-gun fire and bombing attacks by the enemy.  He and one other man were the only two unwounded in the team, and they kept the gun in action until both were wounded and until the infantry were compelled to withdraw, when they withdrew their gun and reopened fire.  He then reorganised his section with marked ability, obtained fresh guns, and remained on duty throughout the day, sending back clear and valuable reports.  By his personal courage and leadership he rendered very valuable service.  He has previously done good work

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 4 April 1894, Waitapeka, NZ
Died 19 June 1975, Kawakawa, NZ
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