THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
McCARROLL James Neil
13/148, Lieutenant Colonel, Auckland Mounted Rifles

CITATION
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Gazetted 12 December 1919, p15440
In recognition of valued service rendered in connection with the military operations in Egypt and Palestine

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1918, p29
For distinguished service in the field. (Sinai and Palestine).

Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 16 August 1918, p9560
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out an attack on the flank on the enemy’s position with great skill. When heavily counter attacked he showed splendid ability in meeting the enemy’s attack, altering his dispositions several times to meet the changing circumstances and drove back the enemy with heavy loss. He set a fine example to his men.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 December 1916, p11801
Mentioned in despatches from General A.J Murray's despatch of 28th June 1917 as Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 12 January 1918, p804
For gallant and distinguished conduct in the field or for other valuable service.  General A.J Murray's despatch of 28th June 1917 as Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 12 January 1920, p508
Mentioned in despatches for distinguished and gallant service by General Sir E.H.H Allenby, in his despatch of 5th March 1919 as Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 June 1920, p6451
no detail available.

AWARDS
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order and bar
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (4)
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 13 May 1873, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died 26 May 1951, Whangarei, New Zealand