THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
OLDS James
3/818, Private, No 2 Field Ambulance, NZ Army Medical Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 25 August 1917
France, 23 June 1917.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty of the highest order while attending to wounded.  Under an intense bombardment he assisted to bring stretcher cases down by trolley to the advanced dressing station, on two occasions personally removing trucks which were blocking the line.  Finding the line broken by a shell crater, when within 200 yards of the dressing station, he carried one of the men in himself, aided by a comrade.  He had to be restrained from returning, though completely exhausted, to bring in the remainder of the casualties, and his conduct throughout was exceptionally splendid.  He was wounded in the hip at an early stage of the operations

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

Gallipoli Medallion

NOTES
Born 5 November 1881, Melhoel, England
Died 24 june 1956, Christchurch, NZ