THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
JOYCE John Patrick
2/512, Battery Sergeant Major, 6 Battery, NZ Field Artillery

CITATION
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Distinguished Conduct Medal
During the operations in April at Messines he carried out his duties, under very difficult circumstances, in a most capable and gallant manner.  Owing to casualties among officers he was several times in charge of the wagon lines, and always maintained the ammunition supply, often under heavy shell fire.  In the operation near Bapaume, during August and September, on several occasions when the wagon lines were shelled, his courage and coolness largely helped to avoid serious loss

AWARDS
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal
Coronation Medal 1937
NZ Long and Efficient Service Medal

Gallipoli Medallion
Gallipoli Lapel Badge

NOTES
Born 27 February 1893, Hampden, NZ
Died 20 January 1972, Hampden, NZ