McNAMARA Sydney Augustus
13/833, Sergeant, Auckland Mounted Rifles

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 3 September 1918
Egypt, June 1918.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while on patrol with his troop.  A squadron of hostile cavalry was suddenly encountered, and in the fight which ensured the officer leading the troop was killed.  He at once took charge and occupied a position from which he brought rifle fire to bear on the squadron and put it to flight.  He then completed his allotted task.  Throughout the engagement, by his coolness and disregard of personal risk, he set a fine example

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 24 September 1895, Ngawa, NZ
Died 7 February 1958, Rotorua, NZ
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