PATERSON Alexander
10/2732, Corporal, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 6 February 1918
Passchendaele, 4 October 1917.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He collected a few men of different companies and organised an attack on a strongly held concrete machine-gun position which had caused casualties during the advance.  He captured the position with three machine guns, putting thirty of the enemy out of action.  His cool daring and initiative were a magnificent example to his men

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

NOTES
Born 21 June 1894, St Andrews, Orkney Islands
Died 3 February 1980, Dannevirke, New Zealand
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