THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
LAMPEN Francis Henry
5/250a, Major, New Zealand Staff Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1917, p29
On the British Front at Armentieres 7 May 1916 to the middle of July 1916, Major F.H Lamppen has been Brigade Major of this Brigade since its formation in Egypt, on the 1st March 1916 till he was evacuated sick in July, his illness mainly due to over work.  I have the highest opinion of this officer's capabilities as a staff officer.  He was Brigade Major to the 1st New Zealand Infantry Brigade during the last six weeks at Gallipoli, including the evacuation, during which period I also happened to command that Brigade.  On the return of the former Brigade Major he reverted to Staff Captain until this Brigade was formed on 1st March 1916.  The Brigade owed much of his good work and to his untiring energy and devotion to duty.  I consider that his services as a staff officer during the past eighteen months are worthy of special reward

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p198
Mentioned in a despatch from General Sir Douglas Haig, GCB, Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France, dated 13 November 1916

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 29 October 1879 Dorunda, Nagpur, India
Died 5 May 1950, Wellington, New Zealand