O'GRADY Michael Joseph
25299, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 16 January 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Ruyaulcourt, 4th-6th September 1918.  When his company was held up by machine guns within 200 yards he twice got up from cover to draw their fire and locate them, and did so successfully, enabling the advance to proceed.  On the 5th September he penetrated Havrincourt Wood between two enemy posts and brought back accurate information as to the enemy’s dispositions.  The same night, after patrolling the wood which was still occupied in places by the enemy, he succeeded at dawn in getting in touch with the battalion on the left.  His cool courage on all occasions was an example to all ranks

Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial Plaque

Born 22 September 1894, Ireland
Killed in Action 8 October 1918, France
Buried at Lesdain German Cemetery