FORTUNE Raymond Everil
8/2913, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For marked gallantry and devotion to duty during active operations in September and October 1918, and in particular on 23 October 1918 near Vertignfeul Farm, when he was acting as a platoon commander.  During the advance his platoon met with heavy machine gun fire.  He personally led sections of his men forward, gradually outflanked the enemy machine guns, and enabled the line of advance to be restored

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

NOTES
Born 21 February 1891, Orepuke, NZ
Died 22 December 1958, Invercargill, NZ
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