|Address||48 Grafton Road, Auckland|
|Next of kin||Mrs P A Gunn, Wataroa, Westland|
|Rank on embarkation||Private|
|Unit name||New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Wellington on
|The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Final unit||2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment|
'For gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack of the New Zealand Division east of St Julien on 4/10/1917 Sergeant Gunn laid and maintained a telephone line from Brigade Headquarters, to Forward Company Headquarters. It was through this line that artillery were quickly informed of counter-attacks by forward Company Commanders. He has previously done good work and in this occasion displayed great gallantry as the ground was continually being swept by machine-gun fire and snipers? bullets.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
|Miscellaneous details||Nominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body|