THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
WHYTE James Binnie (Samuel Binnie)
South African War service
5/143, Major, New Zealand Army Service Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1918, p6461
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty from the outbreak of the war to the 24th/25th Bebruary 1918.  At all times in spite of his age (over 60 years) he has flinched from no duty however advanced and in every respect has been a model to the younger officers.  With the exception of leave he has never been absent a single day from duty.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p262
For distinguished service and devotion to duty.  In spite of his age, his work as a transport officer has been superior to that of any officer in the train.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 May 1918, p6204
For distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty during the period September 25th 1917 to midnight February 24/25th 1918, Field Marshall Sir D. Haig's despatch of the 7th April 1918.

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

NOTES
Born 12 July 1858, New Zealand
Died 10 May 1946, Hamilton, New Zealand
Buried Hamilton East Cemetery (Plot B-A-40)