THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
NEWMAN Clarence Nathaniel
2/506, Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1
5/1/2 & 800782 Home Guard, WW2

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 |January 1918, p29
For distinguished service in the field.  (France and Flanders)
February 26th to September 20th 1917.  During the period under review he commanded his battery with initiative; a splendid fighting officer, cool, brave and with devotion to duty.  His battery was shelled every day during the Messines operations, but he never failed to keep it in action.  On one occasion when hostile fire ignited a dump of ammunition he directed his men in putting it out.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 11 December 1915, p1209
Mentioned in connection with operations described in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of 11 December 1915.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 12 July 1916 , p6954
For distinguished and gallant service rendered during the period of General Munro's Command of the Mediterranian Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p542
Mentioned in Field Marshall D. Haig's despatch of 7 November 1917,  For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to midnight 20/21st September 1917.

Croix de Guerre (France)
Gazetted 1 May 1917, p4157
On October 23rd 1916 [?] of the 8th Battery in Deville Gully a Battery position was badly shelled during which some of his men were gunned.  He remained under heavy fire directing operations and assisting them to safety.  Throughout six weeks he was in constant control of his battery under very trying conditions..... (citation becomes unreadable)

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (3)
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
New Zealand Service Medal
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal
Croix de Guerre (France)

Gallipoli Medallion
Gallipoli Lapel Badge

NOTES
Born 1 June 1891 Auckland, New Zealand
Died 11 July 1973 New Zealand