THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
JORY Philip John
2/657A, Major, Temp Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Medical Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1919, p6822
Operations around Solesmes, Beaudignies, Le Quesnoy and on the edge of Mormal Forest from October 23rd to November 7th 1918.  For gallantry and devotion to duty.  This officer was in charge of the forward evacuations during the advance Briastre to edge of Mormal Wood.  During the whole period he visited the Regimental Aid Posts keeping them clear night and day and although the advance was rapid, by his coolness and ingenuity he brought ambulance cars right forward to the advanced posts.  Most of his work was done under very heavy shell, machine gun and sniper fire.  Although suffering from the effects of gas during the attack on Beaudignies he kept on and by his devotion to duty and gallantry under fire he was instrumental in getting all the wounded back safely and keeping the posts clear besides being a tower of strength to the Regimental Medical Officers and bearers under his charge.  His work has always been of high merit.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 July 1919, p8837
For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 1918 and 15th March 1919.

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

NOTES
Born 1 March 1892, Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Died 6 March 1973, Suffolk, England