Robert Vincent HOLLIS

Regimental number12/365
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, William Hollis, Waihi
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
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 rank2nd Lieutenant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment

Bar to Military Cross

'While making a personal reconnaissances of our outpost line he encountered a party of four of the enemy who had filtered through the line. He attacked them single-handed without hesitation. Shooting two with his pistol he closed with the others and knocked down one with his fist, whereupon the other fled. He showed a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 2 November 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good work. He carried out several reconnaissance patrols over difficult country when the position of the enemy was unknown information. Later, during an advance, he led a bombing party against an enemy machine-gun post and caused the crew to be captured. Throughout he set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 2 November 1918

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body