THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
KENNETT John Penney
25264, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
France, June 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He was in command of his platoon, which was attacked by a large party of the enemy.  He displayed great decision and tactical skill.  Pushing forward a flank of his platoon, he caught the enemy under enfilade and broke up the attack with very heavy losses.  His cool presence of mind and able leadership were very conspicuous 

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 2 February 1885, Mataura, NZ
Died 3 January 1966, Southland, NZ