THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
GAPES Arthur
2/488, temp Sergeant, 3rd Battery, NZ Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France, 30 October 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as one of a forward observation post.  While going forward they were caught in a barrage, one man being killed and the officer and remaining man badly wounded.  Although himself badly wounded in two places and slightly in several others, he crawled through the barrage and succeeded eventually in getting the wounded away on stretchers.  H then returned to his post and endeavored to send a report through

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

NOTES
Born 19 September 1894, Wellington, NZ