THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HILL Joseph Foulds
2/147, Acting Sergeant, 2nd Battery, NZ Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 29 November 1915
For conspicuous bravery and ability on the 8th and 12th August 1915, during the action at Chunuk Bair (Dardanelles).  In spite of heavy casualties, trouble with equipment, and the fact that his gun was under cross-fire from two machine-guns, he kept his gun in action throughout.  He never hesitated to expose himself to any risk, however great, in the performance of his duty, and his bravery and devotion were of the greatest service at a critical period

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 November 1915
Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 26 August 1915.  Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 16 September 1888, Leicester, England
Died 27 July 1947, Christchurch, NZ