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PRIDHAM Geoffrey Robert
Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Engineers, att NZ Engineers

CITATION
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Gazetted


Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1917, p26
This officer has been of the greatest service to the New Zealand Division not only in his capacity as CRE but also since the Division came to France in helping to train the Pioneer Battalion in its duties.  The Pioneers were an entirely new untrained body and Lieutenant Colonel Pridham by his advice has contributed in no small measure to their success.  During the operations in which the Division was engaged on the Somme Lieutenant Colonel Pridham displayed marked ability.  His services during the winter have been of great value owing to his ability and untiring energy.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 November 1915, p11003
Mentioned in General Ian Hamilton's despatch of the 26th August 1915.  Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force.

Order of the White eagle, 4th class with Swords (Serbia)
Gazetted 15 February 1917, p1607
For distinguished service rendered during the course of the campaign.

AWARDS
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order
India General Service Medal 1895
       Tirah 1897-98
China War Medal 1900
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
      Mention in Despatches
Order of the White eagle, 4th class with Swords (Serbia)

NOTES
Born 4 October 1872, Instow, North Devon, England
Died 22 March 1951, England