THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
OHLSON, Athol William Merril
23/246, Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 1 January 1918
Messines, 7 Jun 1917.  For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty.  During an engagement, when telephone-wires were continually being cut
by the enemy's fire, by his untiring efforts and disregard for danger he set such an example to his men that communication was maintained almost
continuously under most difficult conditions

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
1914-15 Star
War Medal 1914-19
Victory Medal
New Zealand War Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 27 Mar 1893, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 25 Jun 1981, Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand