THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
STANDISH Ivon Tatham
SA 8776 Private, 10th Contingent, South Africa
2/283, Major, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1
800274 Major, Home Guard, WW2

CITATION
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Gazetted 4 June 1917, p5459
Operations from 20th September 1916 to 28th February 1917.  Officer Commanding 3rd Brigade NZFA.  Lieutenant Colonel Standish is an exceptionally good artillery officer, except at administration, very quick and seldom wrong in decisions; an accurate eye for country, good knowledge of tactics, and a capacity for quickly establishing intimate co-operations with all infantry with whom he has to work.  During the Somme battle his Brigade did very good work and always afforded good supporting fire to the infantry.  One of his batteries (13th) having captured (when our infantry passed through them) two German field guns, till one was destroyed and a wheel of the other shot away by hostile guns.  His Brigade suffered severe casualties and made four advances during the battle of the Somme.  At Armentieres he covered more raids than any other Brigade Commander.  At Fleurbaix he gave satisfactory support on all occasions to our infantry

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 29 October 1915, p10729
For conspicuous gallantry on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 27-28 August 1915.  He was controlling the fire of a very exposed section of guns, performing this duty on a flank under heavy fire, when one of his guns was put out of action, and a fire broke out round his ammunition pit.  He at once left his observation station ran to pit, and personally assisted in extinguiashing the fire

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 5 November 1915, p11003
Mentioned in General Ian Hamiltons despatch of 26th August 1915.  Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranian Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917, p5429
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty.  Field Marshall D, Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France, despatch of 9th April 1917

AWARDS
Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Distinguished Service Order
Queen’s South Africa Medal
Transvaal, South Africa 1902
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)
War Medal 1939-45
New Zealand War Service Medal
Coronation Medal 1911
Coronation Medal 1937
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal

Gallipoli Medallion
Gallipoli Lapel badge

NOTES
Born 31 December 1883, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Died 11 September 1967, Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand