THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
OLSEN Edward
38866, Company Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 3 June 1919
For marked gallantry and good work.  During the attack on 9th October 1918, from Crevecoeur Village, he, although wounded, refused to leave.  At Le Quesnoy on 4th November 1918, when his company was held up by machine-gun fire, he worked his section round behind the machine-gun garrison, rushed in and bombed three machine-gun crews in succession, thus enabling his company to get forward to its objective

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 13 September 1897, Lyttleton, New Zealand
Died 19 July 1966, Wellington, New Zealand