THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
PUTTICK Edward
23/5, Major temp Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, WW1
6190, Brigadier, 4th Battalion, New Zealand Infantry Brigade, WW2

CITATION
Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KB)
Gazetted 28 December 1945, p157
To be an Additional Member of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knights Commanders, of the said Most Honourable Order.

Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Gazetted 5 June 1942, p2477

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1918, p29
For conspicuous good work and gallantry.  This officer is Second-in-Command of his Battalion but has commanded for three months.  He was in command during the latter stages of the Messines offensive and showed very fine qualities of leadership and organising ability, especially on the night of 13/14th June when, at short notice, his Battalion was ordered to establish a line of posts west of La Basse Ville.  This they did, but the situation being obscure at dawn on the 14th, this officer, under heavy rifle and machine gun fire, made a personal reconnaissance of the front and brought back an accurate and vauable report.  His work has always been of the same high standard.

Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 26 December 1941, p7332
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the Greek and Crete operations between 20th March and 30th May 1941. Brigadier Puttick commanded his brigade with great distinction both at Servia Pass and later when his force was isolated by the parachute landing at the Corinth Canal.  His retreat was threatened and he carried out his withdrawal to the coast with great skill, eventually embarking his force under enemy pressure on the beaches west of Athens. The work of this officer has been good throughout a most difficult campaign

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917, p5429
For ability and devotion to duty.  As Second-in-Command of his Battalion on the Somme, from 21st September to 4th October 1916.  By his resource and energy he was of the greatest assistance to his commanding officer.  Since 19th December 1916, Major Puttick has been temporarily commanding his Battalion and by his ability and skill has maintained efficiently the standard of the Battalion

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
Mentioned in Field Marshal D. Haig's despatch of 7 November 1917 for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period 26th February to midnight 20/21st September 1917

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 March 1941, p1871

Military Cross (Greece)
Gazetted 7 August 1942, p1595
The KING has been pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the following decorations which have been conferred upon the undermentioned officers in recognition of services in the cause of the Allies

AWARDS
Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (KB)
Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order and bar
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches (2)
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
       Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
Coronation Medal 1937
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal
Military Cross (Greece)
Legion of Merit (USA)

NOTES
Born 26 June 1890, Timaru, New Zealand
Died 25 July 1976, Hamilton, New Zealand
Buried Wellington, New Zealand