THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
SAUNDERS John Llewellyn
8/1005, Major, Otago Regiment
40455, Colonel, New Zealand Dental Corps, WW2

CITATION
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - Civil
Gazetted 2 January 1956, p44

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 4 June 1917, p5476
Operations at Flers, Grid Trenches - 20th September to 2nd October 1916.  As adjutant of the 2nd Otago Battalion, Captain SAUNDERS did very good work indeed during the above operations.  Always cool , he kept Headquarters constantly informed of the situation, and when 17 out of 20 of the officers of his Battalion had become casualties, he went about under heavy shellfire organising the work of consolidation and encouraging the men.  He was of valuable assistance to his commanding officer and is deserving of special recognition for his work

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 23 July 1917, p7461
For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty.  Field Marshall D. Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France, despatch dated 9th April 1917.

AWARDS
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE Civil)
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Coronation Medal 1953
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service /Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 12 January 1891, Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 22 September 1961, Lower Hutt, New Zealand