FORDE Michael Joseph
22238, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France, May 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  When platoon sergeant of a platoon that had been cut off, this NCO took four men, and by skilful placing and control of fire, stopped the enemy’s advance.  He then advanced against them, drove them back, and took one officer and forty men prisoner.  He was a very fine example of initiative and daring

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 17 October 1890, Invercargill, NZ
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