THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
MURPHY Daniel
29449, Private, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
La Basee Ville, 31 July 1917
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when one of a garrison of a forward post.  On three occasions he passed through very heavy shell-fire to bring up stretcher bearers. On the last one; though buried by an explosion, he completed his errand and, failing to obtain bearers, returned to the shelled area and carried out a badly wounded comrade on his back.  During the same period, half the post being destroyed by shell-fire, and all the rations with it. He volunteered to go back and bring up food.  This he successfully did.  Finally, when the post was relieved after a terrible ordeal, in which half of the garrison was killed, he remained behind to look after wounded until stretcher-bearers could be sent up. His magnificent devotion and exceptional fearlessness cannot be too highly praised

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial Plaque

NOTES
Born 18 December 1889, Auckland, NZ
Died 4 December 1919, Te Puke, NZ