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McQUARRIE Robert Stirratt
2/99, Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1
2/10/55, Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Home Guard Service WW2

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1919, p6822
During the past six months this officer has commanded continuously either a Brigade or Group of Artillery.  He has never once failed to have his batteries in close support of the advancing Infantry.  During recent action round Le Quesnoy his group of three New Zealand Brigades, leaving neighbourhood of Beaudignes about 12 noon passed Le Quesnoy in the afternoon, and a Brigade had by nightfall advanced as far as Foret de Normal, and worked its way through this wood the following day, doing its own bridging.  By his great energy, initiative and careful reconnaissance, Lieutenant Colonel McQuarrie has done nuch to assist in the recent successful operations of the New Zealand Division.

Military Cross
Gazetted 1 January 1917, p45
For excellent work and devotion to duty since the arrival of the Division in France, and particularly in action on the Somme near High Wood from 5th to 29th September 1916.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 July 1919, p8836
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 16th September 1918 to 15th March 1919.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

Gallipoli Lapel Badge
Gallipoli Medalion

NOTES
Born 2 June 1887
Died 15 March 1968, Tauranga, New Zealand