Fawcit Miller DODDS

Regimental number33705
Next of kinSister, Miss Agnes Dodds, Bronte Street, Nelson
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 21st Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board Ulimaroa on 19 January 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and intelligent daring in command of a light trench mortar. During a heavy bombardment a shell burst on the parados of the trench, wounding one of his team and burying the rest. Though badly shocked, he stood by the gun, maintained continuous fire according to the barrage time table, and managed to reorganise his team. Later, when a machine gun harassed consolidation, he went forward under heavy fire to one of the most forward posts and made a personal reconnaissance, with the result that on his return he silenced the machine gun.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 30 October 1918

SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 52, p. 12

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