THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
GILLAM Alexander
28874, Corporal, 4th Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack on Trescault Ridge on the 12th September 1918.  The advance of our troops was held up by an enemy strong point with three machine guns.  With one man he worked round to a flank of the position, and then with great dash they both rushed the machine guns across the open.  They threw bombs into the position, and then jumped in and either shot or bayoneted the entire garrison of three officers and twelve men, thereby saving many casualties to our troops and facilitating the capture of our objective.  He showed great initiative and utter disregard of danger

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 5 July 1895, Woodville, NZ