THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HERROLD John Henry
13/161, Major, Auckland Mounted Rifles

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
On the night of 24/25th September 1918, he took command of a party of 100 men with orders to cut the Amman – Derra railway line north of Amman.  He marched by night over roadless country, intersected by innumerable wadis which made progress very difficult. On reaching the line he found an enemy party at work, but moving further south, he accomplished his object, removing a set of rails from the line, although large numbers of the enemy were continually moving along the road just east of the line

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

NOTES
Born 15 July 1878, Calcutta, India
Died 12 August 1966, Auckland, New Zealand