THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
ORR Eric Hamilton
7/1567, Major, 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 22 June 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack.  H showed great determination and skill during an advance of one and a half miles.  On two occasions when the enemy pierced the line of the battalion on the left, he led forward a party under intense shell and machine gun fire, closing the gap and restoring the situation

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 May 1918
Honours despatch for period 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918 (Inclusive)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918
Sir D. Haig's despatch dated 8 November 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (2)
New Zealand War Service Medal

NOTES
Born 7 March 1880, Ashburton, New Zealand
Died 18 January 1959, Ashburton, New Zealand