THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
PUTNAM Phillip Stanley
32378, Corporal, 1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 16 January 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Hill Cross, east of Bapaume, on the 2nd September 1918.  Some enemy machine guns at the cross-roads were holding up the advance and causing many casualties. He took his section and led them round to a flank under heavy fire, and succeeded in killing or capturing the enemy crews, and enabling the advance to proceed.  His courage and initiative relieved the awkward situation and saved many lives.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial Plaque

NOTES
Born 30 March 1891, Lyttleton, New Zealand
Killed in Action 5 November 1918, France
Buried at Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery, France