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GARDNER Duncan Eric
2/1000, Major, NZ Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1918, p6461
For devotion to duty and the successful handling of his Battery, particularly from 30th September to 4th November 1917, under very trying conditions as regards enemy fire and mud, before Passchendaele.  He has at all times displayed courgae and leadership.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
February 26th to 20th September 1917.  Has commanded 4th Howitzer Battery during the period under review.  Has always displayed courage and coolness under fire , and keeps his men in good fighting form.  His Battery did well during the Messines Offensive.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 May 1918, p6204
Honours despatch for the period 22nd September 1917 to 24th February 1918.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (2)
New Zealand War Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 16 January 1891, Wellington, New Zealand
Died 14 May 1969, Balclutha, New Zealand