MULVANEY Michael John
29966, Corporal, 1st Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 18 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 8th October 1918, near Crevecoeur.  On reaching the final objective it was found that the enemy, about fifty strong, was holding a strongly wired fence with three machine guns.  He was immediately singled out by an enemy machine gun, but with his second burst of fire he killed the Nos. 1 and 2: a moment later he disposed of a second machine gun in the same way

Military Medal
Gazetted 17 June 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Le Quesnoy on 4th November 1918.  During the attack on this date Corporal MULVANEY was in charge of a Lewis Gun section.  On coming to the railway line he encountered an enemy machine gun which was holding up the advance of the Company on his right.  Ordering his number 1 to engage the gun, he himself worked round to a flank and alone rushed the post capturing the machine gun and four of the enemy.  By his prompt action and disregard of danger he undoubtedly saved his Battalion a great many casualties.  Throughout the action he led his section with dash and set a fine example to his men.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 23 May 1893, Mahitahi, New Zealand
Drowned 26 November 1921, in Mikonui River, South Westland, New Zealand
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