THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
NESBIT George James
8/2790, Private, 1st Battalion, Otago Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 3 June 1919
For marked gallantry during active operations from 1st October onwards, particularly on 23rd October 1918 near Vertigneul, as company runner.  He first accompanied a reconnoitring party, and under heavy machine-gun fire he carried back information to his company commander which enabled the company to assemble successfully.  Throughout the day he continually carried messages, under heavy fire, from his company headquarters to the leading platoon commander

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 9 June 1892, Nelson, New Zealand
Died 12 October 1966, Nelson, New Zealand