SHERIFF William
30408, Private, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, WW1
Private, Stratford Home Guard, WW2
20824, Legion of Frontiersmen, Stratford, New Zealand

CITATION
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Gazetted 18 February 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Briastre on 12th October 1918.  He went forward with two platoons and helped to carry wounded back through heavy shell fire.  Later in the attack he again went out, and whilst carrying in a wounded man a shell burst, killing the other stretcher bearer , He carried the wounded man himself on his back to the advance dressing station.

AWARDS
Distinguished Conduct Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal
New Zealand War Service Medal 1939-45

NOTES
Born 4 September 1886, Ireland
Died 23 November 1975, Stratford, New Zealand
Buried Kopuatama Cemetery, Stratford, New Zealand

NOTE: He is recorded as having a birth year of 4 Sep 1886 on his military attestation paper, and 4 Sep 1893 on his death record

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