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WESTON Claude Horace
10/2478, Lieutenant Colonel, Wellington Regiment
14847, Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1918, p29
France and Flanders.  For gallantry and devotion to duty.  This Officer’s work throughout has been of a very high order.  He has earned the respect of all ranks for his coolness and leadership in action.  When commanding 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment during the action at Messines and La Basse Ville his work was excellent and the success of the Battalion in these operations was largely due to is work and example

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 December 1917, p13575
Mentioned in Field Marshall D Haig’s despatch of 7 November 1917 for distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period 26 February and midnight 20-21 September 1917

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal
Knight of the Order of the Orange Nassau (Nederlands)

Legion of Frontiersmen Meritorious Service Medal

NOTES
Born 28 December 1879, Hokitika, New Zealand
Died 10 November 1946, Wellington, New Zealand

Commandant of the Legion of Frontiersmen 1926 - 33
Leader of the National Party 1935 - 40
Ex New Zealand Consul to the Netherlands