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McNAB Alexander Alan
4/310, Major, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment
NN, Lieutenant Colonel, Home Guard Group Director, Blenheim, WW2

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1919, p6822
This officer has served continuously since August 1914 - in Samoa, Gallipoli and in France, till wounded in July 1918 at Rossignol Wood.  During the whole of his service, which, till within a few weeks of his becoming a casualty, was spent with the New Zealand Field Engineers.  Major McNab did very fine work and was transfered to the infantry at my own request, he having shown himself possessed of exceptional powers of leadership.  Hi wound, which resulted in the loss of his right arm, debarred him from returning to the front, and his name has been overlooked in previous lists of rewards.  He proved himself at all times a most gallant officer under all circumstances and has well earned the reward for which he is recommended.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 July 1919, p8837
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 1918 to 15th March 1919.

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

Gallipoli Medallion

NOTES
Born 12 October 1892, Picton, New Zealand
Died 26 July 1961, Blenheim, New Zealand