HEALEY Maurice
24/186, Private, 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For most conspicuous gallantry during the attack on enemy positions near Gouzeaucourt on 12th September 1918. He was one of a patrol which pushed on after capture of the objective to the position held by the enemy support company 800 yards in front of our lines.  During the attack on the enemy support company he was placed in a most dangerous position where, though isolated from the rest of the patrol, he carried on the fight alone, killing ten of the enemy with the bayonet and bullet, and wounding an officer who appeared to be of high rank.  His fine work was largely responsible for the surrender of those of the enemy company alive

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

NOTES
Born 23 May 1884, Dunedin, NZ
Died 28 August 1928, Dunedin, NZ
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