THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
HUGHES John Gethin
SA148, Captain, 1st & 10th Contingents, New Zealand Mounted Rifles
15/2, Major, New Zealand Staff Corps, WW1

CITATION
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Gazetted 14 January 1916, p568
Gallipoli 7 June 1915 and 26 June 1915.  Has been in command of the Battalion since 7 June 1915 and has done much good work as its
commanding officer.

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted
In recognition of service during the operations in South Africa.
(The first DSO to be awarded to a member of the NZ Forces)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 January 1916, p1210
In connection with the operations described in General Ian Hamilton's despatch dated 11 December 1915.

AWARDS
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order
Queen’s South Africa Medal
       Diamond Hill, Johannesburg, Driefontein, Relief of Kimberley, South Africa 1902
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
Mention in Despatches in South Africa

Gallipoli Medalion

NOTES
Born 12 March 1866, Bluff, New Zealand
Died 23 July 1954, Wellington, New Zealand