THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
SINEL Wilfred Courtney
12/293, Major, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 2 December 1918, p14215
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  When the advance of the battalion of which he was in command was held up by an intense fire of
artillery and machine-guns, he went forward to the front line, and by skilful leadership pushed on the attack.  While doing so he was wounded.
During the work of consolidation he repelled three determined counter attacks.  Throughout the operations his courage and ability inspired the
greatest confidence in his men

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 31 December 1918, p15231
Sir D. Haig's despatch dated 8 November 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches
Coronation Medal 1911
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 1 April 1881, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 12 June 1970, Auckland, New Zealand