LIVINGSTON Bertram Victor
24/2026, Sergeant, 2nd Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 16 January 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the 4th-6th September 1918, near Ruaulcourt, when he, with another battalion signaler, was continuously out mending wire.  During all the actions which his battalion has been in since the 23rd August 1918, he has again and again faced almost certain death, and continued to maintain telephonic communication between units.  On one occasion during very heavy shelling and in the dark, although thrown over by concussion from a shell, he, accompanied by another battalion signaler, mended ten breaks between battalion headquarters and Metz, and enabled the battalion to keep in touch with brigade headquarters at a very critical time.  His coolness under fire and disregard for his own personal safety were an inspiring example to all ranks

Military Medal
Gazetted 16 July 1918
Operations: British front opposite Beaumont Hamel, 26 March 1918 and subsequent days.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During the above operations this NCO workedunnecessarily to establich communication between Company, Battalion and Brigade Headquarters.  On 5 April 1918 during an exceptionally heavy bombardment he went out under heavy shellfire and endeavoured to maintain the wires between Company and Battalion Headquarters, and after working continuously for 12 hours was eventually successful in establishingcommunication.  The splendid example of coolness and courage set by him was beyond praise, and his cheerfulness and determination were a continualsource of inspiration to all during a very trying time.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 6 June 1895, Masterton, New Zealand
Died 27 May 1968, Plimmerton, New Zealand
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