McCORMICK Alexander Leslie
23/334, 2nd Lieutenant, 1st NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Military Cross
Gazetted 15 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 8 October 1918 near Crevecour.  During the attack this youn officer's company Commander was wounded and he carried on the action.  The only officer left in his company, he led his men with the greatest determination right to the furtherest objective.  Then he pushed out his Lewis Gunners and engaged an enemy battery of field guns at point blank range.  At one point the Lewis Gunners were pushed back but he rallied them again, shot the enemys gun teams, and occupied the gun positions.  His marked courage and cool and capable handling of his company inspired great confidence in the men.

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 22 September 1916
Wadi Majid 25 December 1915.  For conspicuous gallantry in action.  He rushed forward under heavy fire and bought back into safety men who were lying wounded in front of the firing line

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 21 June 1916
In connection with operations on the Western Front

AWARDS
Military Cross
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
        Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 19 Feb 1895, Napier, NZ
Died 1 July 1979, Waipaukurau, NZ
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