McKEAN William
11/1570, Company Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 22 October 1917
La Basse Ville, 30 July 1917.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack upon an enemy position.  His coolness under intense shell-fire was magnificent, and he was of the greatest assistance to his company commander when all but one of his platoon commanders had become casualties.  Time after time he visited the outposts and kept his officer informed as to the situation, and the example which he set throughout the whole operation was most inspiring to all with whom he came in contact

Military Medal
Gazetted 14 November 1917
In no-mans-land in the T89 & T88 Armentieres.  Did excellent work in command of the scouts and wiring party, in the raid of the 2nd Wellington Regiment, leading the way through the gap in the enemy's wire.  He assisted wounded raiders home under fire.  This was on the night of 2/3 July 1916.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Military Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 30 November 1890, Wanganui, New Zealand
Died 24 December 1963, Wanganui, New Zealand
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