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McCLELLAND Charles Harold
12/13, Major, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, WW1

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 2 December 1918, p14215
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his battalion commander became a casualty, he assumed command and handled his men with remarkable coolness and skill.  At the commencement he was shot in the arm and leg, but refusing to leave his command even to have his wounds dressed, until the battalion was relieved three days later.  This example of unfailing courage and endurance inspired all under his command during a very trying time.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918, p15231
Mentioned in Sir D. Haig's despatch dated 8 November 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
      Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 15 August 1894, Wellington, New zealand
Died