THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MOIR Peter Thomas
8/2666, Sergeant, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 30 October 1918
France, July 1918.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He handled his platoon in pursuit of the retiring enemy with great skill and determination.  Having beaten off a heavy flank attack, he and another man went forward to reconnoitre, and rushed a party of the enemy, killing five and taking two prisoners.  He displayed fine qualities of courage and leadership

Military Medal
Gazetted 7 October 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  On 5th June 1918 the La Signy Farm Sector, South of Hebuterne, Corporal MOIR accompanied by another NCO in broad daylight, set out about midday to capture an enemy forward post.  To reach this point he had to pass over open ground for about 100 yards and get through enemy wire, which they negotiated by crawling under it.  They lay quiet for a considerable time in order to estimate the strength of the post, and then dashed into it, finding the Germans there.  They captured these instantly but one was killed en route to our own line.  A strong enemy post in rear then fired on the party and threw bombs among them and wounded the other Corporal.  Corporal MOIR, however, stuck to his prisoner, bringing both the latter and the wounded NCO safely through the enemy wire into our own lines.  Corporal MOIR showed throughout marked initiative, bravery and devotion to duty and his exploit in broad daylight set a fine example to the men of his Company, who were able to witness it from the trenches.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 19 October 1893, Mataura, New Zealand
Died 20 March 1979, Nelson, New Zealand