THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
WIDDOWSON Eric Arthur
3/463, Major, NZ Medical Corps

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1918, p6461
This officer has now left me on promotion to Major, but I cannot too strongly reccommend that he recieve a decoration, I have several times forwarded his name for cospicuous good and gallant work under most trying circumstances, and his work at Passchendaele added more to his already excellent record.  He has served as RMO with the Artillery almost his entire service at Gallipoli and in France, and is one of the best types of RMO.  At Passchendaele he established an advanced aid post and took turns of duty with another MO, Captain Tweed.  His care for the wounded under all circumstances here as at other times during  his service cannot be too highly praised.  I know of several occasions on which he has gone out through severe shelling to attend wounded of his own Brigade and also Infantry

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

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 11 November 1888, Dunedin, New Zealand
Died 29 February 1955, England