McMURRY Richard
39681, Lance Corporal, 1st Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 3 September 1918
Hebuterne, 31 March – 1 April 1918.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in pushing out alone along a sap held by the enemy and ascertaining the position of two enemy posts on the immediate front, enabling them to be taken.  Next day he showed great initiative and fearlessness in scouting fresh ground, bombing suspicious dug-outs and generally helping to locate the enemy

Bar to the Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 3 September 1918
La Signy Farm, 2 May 1918.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  While in charge of an advanced platoon post under hurricane enemy bombardment, he commanded his men with great courage and ability, repulsing a strong enemy raiding party, and personally killing the officer.  He set a magnificent example to his men

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal and bar
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Memorial Plaque

NOTES
Born 29 July 1888, Belfast, Ireland
Died of Wounds 20 August 1918, France
Buried in Baisgurllaume Communal Cemetery, France
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