THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
GILBERT Hugh Porter
9/1556, Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France, 15 August 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during an enemy withdrawal.  He took five men and established an advanced post some 500 yards forward.  When the enemy attacked and tried to surround his post he, though badly wounded, bombed and killed many of them, and continued to fight on until exhausted through loss of blood.  His splendid example of courage and determination saved the garrison from being captured

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

NOTES
Born 5 June 1885, England
Died 21 September 1974, Hastings, NZ