McCALL John Joseph
6/4318, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He led his platoon with the greatest gallantry after his officer had been wounded crawling up under our own barrage and capturing an enemy strong point before they had time to come into action.  By this act of daring he captured two machine-guns and killed their crews, afterwards leading a bombing attack down the enemy trench and completely disorganizing them.  The capture of the enemy positions was largely due to his fine work

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 19 August 1891, Pleasant Point, NZ
Died 7 May 1961, Christchurch, NZ
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