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WINTER-EVANS Alfred
26/11, Lieutenant Colonel, 3 Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 16 August 1917, p8353
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  During an attack and the subsequent consolidation of the captured position he showed the greatest coolness and energy, inspiring all ranks by his magnificent personal example and never sparing himself to make the operation of his battalion the success which it was .  His work at all times has been of the same high standard

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 1 June 1917, p5429
For skill and ability while commanding his Battalion. On 1 October 1916 his Battalion was supporting the Division on the right, when he established a line of strong points and held them until ordered to withdraw.  Colonel WINTER-EVANS, then second in command, commanded his Battalion throughout the operations on the Somme, and always displayed coolness and energy in the performance of his duties.

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


AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)

NOTES
Born 21 February 1881 South Africa
Killed in Action 12 October 1917, Passchendaele
No known grave, Passchendaele