MANDERSON Percy John
15390, Rifleman, 4th Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For most conspicuous gallantry near Crevecoeur on 5th October 1918, during a minor operation in establishing bridge-heads across the Canal De l’Escaut.  When his platoon came suddenly under heavy machine-gun fire he immediately, with a complete disregard of danger, engaged two enemy machine guns with such effect that his platoon was able to reach the trench.  Subsequently, when the platoon was heavily counter-attacked, and had to withdraw, he remained behind and covered the withdrawal

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 26 August 1898, Whangarei, New Zealand
Died
THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT