LANGRISH James Grant
23/1431, Rifleman, 1st NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 18 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 5th-6th October 1918, near Crevecoeur.  He did fine work in carrying and caring for wounded under intense artillery and machine-gun fire.  Notwithstanding that he was twice blown off his feet by bursting shells, he continued his work until completed

Meritorious Service Medal
Gazetted 1 January 1918
For gallantry and devotion to duty, especially opposite Warneton.  During the day of 4 August 1917 and the whole of the night of 4th/5th August 1917 Rifleman LANGRISH, who is a stretcher bearer, tended wounded under shellfire which was at times intense.  He made three trips to the Regimental Aid Post with stretcher cases – a distance of four miles – exposed to fire for the greatest part of the journey, and in most trying weather conditions which made the tracks almost impassable to even highly equipped Infantry.  His courage and determination were undoubtedly the means of saving a number of lives.  During the Messines operations he personally organised carrying parties and displayed conspicuous gallantry as a stretcher bearer.  He has always shown initiative and a high sense of duty.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Meritorious Service Medal

NOTES
Born 24 March 1881, Timaru, New Zealand
Died 28 December 1937, Timaru, New Zealand
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