THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
PURVES Leslie Dudgeon
7/778, Sergeant, NZ Company, Imperial Camel Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 21 October 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After the order to retire had been given, he carried his officer, who had been seriously wounded, under extremely heavy high explosive shell and machine-gun fire from an exposed place to a place of safety. His courage and devotion to duty were always most praiseworthy.

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

NOTES
Born 21 September 1890, Timaru, New Zealand
Died 31 July 1961, Timaru, New Zealand