THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MASSEY Frank George
24/1268, Lieutenant acting Major, 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade, att Lancashire Fusiliers

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 16 September 1918, p1087
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During two days hard fighting until severely wounded, commanded the battalion in a most efficient manner inflicting heavy losses on the enemy at small cost largely owing to his resource and grasp of the situation

Military Cross
Gazetted 16 August 1917, p8396
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  Previous to an attack he performed invaluable service to his brigade in successfully carrying out its assembly arrangements.  The fact that there was no hitch was due to his careful personal reconnaissances.  Afterwards, during the attack, he did valuable work in going forward when communication had broken down owing to casualties and other confusion, and returning with a clear report upon the general situation.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p261
For conspicuous good work and devotion to duty since the arrival of his battalion in France last April.  As Adjutant of his unit he has shown untiring energy and a marked devotion to duty, especially during the operations on the Somme 13th September to 3rd October, when, by his tireless energy and cheerfulness under all circumstances he helped materially in the success of operations undertaken by his unit.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 May 1918, p6204
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 25th September 1917 to midnight 24/25th February 1918. Sir D. Haig's despatch dated 7 April 1918

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918, p15231
Mentioned in Sir D. Haig's despatch dated 8 November 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (3)
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 1878, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 19 June 1975, Mangere Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand