THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
WILDING Henry Gordon
2/1220, Major, New Zealand Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 3 June 1918, p6461.
For efficient handling of his battery continuously through a very trying period.  This officer has served throughout the war with consistent gallantry and devotion to duty worthy of all praise.

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 2 December 1918, p14208.
For conspicuous gallantry and initiative.  During a strong counter-attack by the enemy some of our Infantry fell back on this officer’s battery.  He immediately rallied the Infantry, and, running one of his guns forward, fired over open sights and held the position until reinforcements arrived.  His promptitude and courage saved the situation.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 May 1918, p62044.
For distinguished and gallant service and devotion to duty during the period September 27th 1917 to midnight, February 24/25th 1918.  Sir D. Haig’s despatch of the 7th April 1918

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order and bar
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
NZ War Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 3 November 1891, Auckland, New Zealand
Died 23 September 1975, Okoroire, New Zealand
Buried Tirau Cemetery, Tirau, New Zealand