LEWIS William John
14651, Sergeant, 1st Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 18 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duties at Briastre on 12 th October 1918.  He showed fine leadership and great gallantry during the attack.  He led his platoon to the objective and repelled an attack from the rear, the enemy having worked in behind him from the flank.  He reorganised his platoon, directed the consolidation of his sector, and established communication with the right

Military Medal
Gazetted 24 January 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Bancourt on 30 August 1918.  This NCO took command of his Platoon when the Commander became a casualty early in the day, and carried on till the objective was gained, when he superintended the consolidation with great skill and courage.  Next day he rallied his men who were falling back from an attack from an attack by a hostile, and led them back to their former position.  He set a great example of skilful leading and daring.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 11 May 1895, Wales
Died 7 December 1959, New Plymouth, New Zealand
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