THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
SOMMERVILLE John Adam
SA5162, Sergeant, 8th Contingent, South Africa
11/601, Captain temp Major, Wellington Mounted Rifles
N/N, Home Guard, WW2

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 16 August 1917, p7354
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He displayed fine leadership in the attack and capture of two enemy field guns (1st battle of Gaza 26 March 1917)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 6 July 1917, p6774
For gallant and distinguished conduct in the field or for other valuable services.  General A.J Murray's despatch dated 1 March 1917,  Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 12 January 1918, p804
For gallant and distinguished conduct in the field or for other valuable services.  General A.J Murray's despatch dated 28 June 1917,  Commander-in-Chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Queen’s South Africa Medal
       Transvaal, Rhodesia, Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)
New Zealand War Service Medal
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 23 January 1882, Wanganui, New Zealand
Died 11 March 1959, Auckland, New Zealand