THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
O'NEILL Thomas
24/875, Sergeant, 2nd Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 18 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry as platoon Sergeant on the 8th October 1918, during operations east of Crevecoeur.  When his platoon was held up by enemy machine-gun fire and his platoon commander wounded, he took charge of the platoon, got both his Lewis guns into position, and engaged the enemy.  At the same time he personally worked to the flank of an enemy trench , and with a bombing section succeeded in killing several of the garrison, and took the remainder prisoners

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

NOTES
Born 11 April 1889, Rangiora, NZ
Died 30 April 1965, Auckland, NZ