MANSON Robin Victor
4/1818, Sergeant, NZ Divisional Signalling Company

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 16 January 1919
On the morning of the 12th September 1918, during an attack by his brigade east of Havrincourt Wood, the hostile barrage broke all forward communications.  He went out early to get the lines through, and worked unceasingly under the gas and shell bombardment for seven hours and a half.  By that time he had restored the communications.  On one occasion during the period he was gassed and fell unconscious.  Half an hour later he was bought to by the explosion of a shell alongside him, and continued his work.  Later in the day he organised a party to lay new lines to the left and centre battalions, and again carried out his work despite the enemy fire

Military Medal
Gazetted 16 January 1917
Messines Offensive 7/9 June 1917.  This NCO did splendid work prior to the operations and during the operations 7/8 June, laid and repeatedly went out and repaired lines under heavy shellfire.  He showed on all occasions the greatest devotion to duty and utter contempt for danger.  This NCO previously did excellent work during the operations on the Somme in September last year.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 6 January 1894, Lyttleton, New Zealand
Died 23 January 1941, Otaki, New Zealand
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