DALTRY Henry James
2/986, Major, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1

Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 4 June 1917, p5476
Operations from 20th September 1916 to 20th February 1917.  This officer took over duties as Staff Captain NZFA in November 1915.  Before that he had done very good work as a Captain of the 4th Howitzer Battery at gallipoli.  he displayed great bravery at the battle of Chunuk Bair where he commanded an improvised battery.  He had no previous experiences in Staff Captain's work but has been assiduous in his attention to duty, and has now a very good knowledge of his duties.  There has never been a hitch in the supply of ammunition in the Division.  His predominant quality is tact: his previous experience in business has been of great use in helping him to carry out the duties of his appointment - he is also very hard working.

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 13 July 1916, p6942
For distinguished and gallant services rendered during the period of General S C. Munro's command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 23 July 1917, p7461

Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE Civil)
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches (2)

Born 1878, Christchurch, New Zealand
Died 16 April 1947, Staplehurst, England