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WILDER Alan Standish
11/273, Major, Wellington Mounted Rifles
31049, Lieutenant Colonel, 25 Battalion, WW2

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 8 March 1919, p3227
Citation gazetted 4 Oct 1919, p12234
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the morning of the 25th September 1918.  He was in charge of the vanguard during the march on Amman.  Though his squadron came under heavy rifle, machine gun and shell fire, he skillfully made dispositions and forced back the enemy.  During the attack he made personal reconnaissances and brilliantly led his squadron in the attack, his judgement set a magnificent example to all ranks under his command.

Military Cross
Gazetted 16 Aug 1917, p8398
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his squadron with great skill and gallantry in an attack upon a concealed enemy position. Although wounded in two places he continued in command until a third time wounded, setting a fine example throughout.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 Dec 1916, p11808
Mentioned in despatches from General Sir Alexander Murray, KCB, Commander-in-Chief Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 14 June 1918, p6451

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 26 December 1941, p7362

Order of the White Eagle (5th class) with swords (Serbia)
Gazetted 15 February 1917, p1608
For distinguished service renedered furing the course of the campaign

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
Military Cross
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
War Medal 1939-45
Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
Silver Jubilee Medal 1935
Coronation Medal 1937
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal
Order of the White Eagle (5th class) with swords (Serbia)

Gallipoli Medallion

NOTES
Born 24 May 1889, New Zealand
Died 18 April 1972, Waipukurau, New Zealand