Roland Augustus RESTON

Regimental number23/1788
Next of kinMother, Mrs A F Reston, Sunnyvale Road, Remuera, Auckland
Rank on embarkationRifleman
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Rifle Brigade, 1915, 3rd Reinforcements of 1st Battalion, E Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board HMNZT 38 Tahiti on 8 January 1916

Military Medal

'Action: Switch Line, 15th September 1916, and following days South east of High Wood. As a battalion runner this man went repeatedly between battalion headquarters and the front line with messages under very heavy shell fire. He did particularly good work and when runners were required he was always the first to volunteer.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 9 December 1916

SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 15, p. 5