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GARD’NER Murray Menzies
15/208, Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 4 June 1917, p5476
Operations from 20th September 1916 to 28th February 1917.  This officer who is a graduate of the Staff College, took command of the NZDAC on the formation of the Division.  He is a most hard working, conscientious officer with strong organising capacity and very reliable.  Since our arrival in France there has never been any hitch in the ammunition supply, even at the Somme, where he had to contend always with very bad roads and with bad weather.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917, p5429
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty.  Field Marshal D. Haig, Commander-in-Chief the British armies in France, despatch dated 9 April 1917.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
      Mention in Despatches
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal

NOTES
Born 4 March 1878, Croydon, England
Died