THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
PIDGEON Hector Owen
7/583, Trooper, Canterbury Mounted Rifles

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 29 November 1915
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 21st August 1915, on the Kaiajik Aghala (Hill 60), Dardanelles.  The fighting was severe and frequently hand to hand, and although wounded, he refused to retire, and continued at his post with the greatest bravery and determination until wounded a second time.  He also performed gallant work in rescuing wounded men under heavy fire

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

Gallipoli Medallion
Memorial Plaque

NOTES
Born 24 May 1890, Akaroa, New Zealand
Died