FRIEND William
13901, Corporal, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For marked gallantry and devotion to duty.  During the advance near Neuville on 23rd October 1918, he went forward with a patrol and sent back valuable reports which enabled his company to move ahead.  On reaching the point of assembling he personally reconnoitered the forward position, and afterwards took prisoners about eighty enemy.  Later he shot an enemy officer who fired at him from behind a hedge.  Throughout the operations his work at difficult points was of an exceptionally high order

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct  Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 3 June 1885, Tahatika, NZ
Died 16 September 1966, Owaka, NZ
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