THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HARTLEY Samuel
24/451, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and good work during the operations near Le Quesnoy on 26th to 30th October 1918.  On the night of the 28th – 29th October he volunteered to conduct a raid on an enemy position containing a non-commissioned officer and sixteen men, with two heavy machine guns, and accounted for four of them – the rest fled.  The following night he again led a raiding party against an enemy post with such speed as to utterly rout them, overtaking and killing three of the enemy.  On each occasion he got his party home without casualties

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

NOTES
Born 9 August 1894, Ashhurst, NZ
Died 27 June 1971, Auckland, NZ