NETTLEINGHAM Frank John
47458, Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 12 March 1919
For marked courage and initiative.  On 4th November 1918, near Pont de L’alouette, his platoon came under very heavy machine-gun fire.  He pushed on ahead, located the enemy guns, and, bringing enfilade fire to bear, forced the crew to abandon the gun.  He then rushed alone into the trench, taking the garrison, fifteen in number, prisoners.  His prompt and courageous action undoubtedly saved the company many casualties.  He did fine work

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 11 September 1887, Greenhithe, England
Died 21 July 1980, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand
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