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KENNEDY Edward James Fletcher
14/45,  Company Sergeant Major, 4 Company, NZ Army Service Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 4 March 1918
Ypres, Belgium, 20 October 1917.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  Hearing that the stretcher-bearers had suffered heavy losses in an attack, he volunteered to take a party of his men to assist them.  He was the means of bringing in the remainder of the wounded, and set a splendid example of courage under the most trying conditions and heavy fire.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On October 14th 1917 during the attack on Passchendaele Ridge, this Warrant Officer hearing that the bearers had suffered mny losses and the remainder were tiring, volunteered to take a body of ASC men out as bearers.  He himself acting as a bearer and by great devorion to duty and untiring energy was the  means of bringing the remainder of the men lying out.  He was a tower of strength to his men and showed a magnificent example of courage and duty under the most trying conditions, snipers and Artillery fire.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 24 May 1894, Auckland, NZ
Died 18 January 1970, Hamilton, NZ