THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HOLMES John Dudley
4/1224, Captain, Tunelling Company, New Zealand Engineers

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 March 1919, p3327
For gallantry and devotion to duty during the construction of the bridge over the gap between Hermies and Havrincourt, The bridge was commended on the evening 27th September 1918 under shellfire, which demanded great personal discipline to ensure that the preparations went through without a hitch.  By his example he made this possible, and all through the construction of the bridge which was successful, showed absolute disregard for personal safety

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 July 1919, p8836
For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 191 to 15th March 1919

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born September 1886
Died 7 January 1956, Hamilton, New Zealand