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Official History of the Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. in the Great War 1914-1918

Honours and Awards

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Honours and Awards.

* Denotes killed in action, or died of wounds or sickness.

Denotes Commissionsed in the Field.

(d.) Mentioned in Despatches.

[f.] Foreign Decoration.

Figure in brackets denotes the number 0f times mentioned in Despatches.

The rank shown is in variably that held at the time the Award was made.

Following is a list of the Honours and Awards won by members of the Otago Regiment in the Great War:—

Victoria Cross.

* Sergt. Donald Forrester Brown.

For most conspicuous bravery and determination in attack (south-east of High Wood, France, on September 15, 1916), when the company to which he belonged had suffered very heavy casualties in officers and men from machine gun fire. At great personal risk this N.C.O. advanced with a comrade and succeeded in reaching a point within 30 yds. of the enemy guns. Four of the gun crew were killed and the gun captured. The advance of the company was continued until it was again held up by machine gun fire. Again Sergt. Brown and his comrade, with great gallantry, rushed the gun and killed the crew. After this second position had been won, the company came under very heavy shell fire, and the utter contempt for danger and coolness under fire of this N.C.O. did much to keep up the spirit of his men. On a subsequent occasion in attack, Sergt. Brown showed most conspicuous gallantry. He attacked, single-handed, a machine gun which was holding up the attack, killed the gun crew, and captured the gun. Later, whilst sniping the retreating enemy, this very gallant soldier was killed.—London Gazette, June 14, 1917.

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* Sergt. Richard Charles Travis, D.C.M., M.M., [f.].

Fox most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty (North Hebuterne, France, on July 24,1918). During "surprise" operations it was necessary to destroy an impassable wire block. Sergeant Travis, regardless of all personal danger, volunteered for this duty. Before zero hour, in broad daylight, and in close proximity to enemy posts, he crawled out and successfully destroyed the block with bombs, thus enabling the attacking parties to pass through. A few minutes later a bombing party on the right of the attack was held up by two enemy machine guns, and the success of the whole operation was in danger. Perceiving this, Sergeant Travis, with great gallantry and utter disregard of danger, rushed the position, killed the crew, and captured the guns. An enemy officer and three men immediately rushed at him from a. bend in the trench and attempted to retake the guns. These four he killed single-handed, thus allowing the bombing party, on which much depended, to advance. The success of the operation was almost entirely due to the heroic work of this gallant N.C.O., and to the vigour with which ha made and used opportunities for inflicting casualties on the enemy. He was killed 24 hours later, when, under a most intense bombardment prior to an enemy counter-attack, he was going from post to post, encouraging the men.—London Gazette, September 27, 1918.

Companion of St. Michael and St. George.

Distinguished Service Order.

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Order of British Empire.

  • Captain R. R. Gow
  • Captain J. McPherson

Bar to the Military Cross.

  • Lieut. C. B. McClure, M.C.
  • * Lieut. J. C. MacLean, M.C. (attached N.Z. Light Railway Operating Company)
  • Lieut. K. Scott, M.C.

Military Cross.

  • Lieut. E. J. Anderson
  • Lieut. R. E. Andrew
  • Lieut. C. F. Atmore
  • 2nd-Lieut. L. W. Bassett
  • Lieut. W. G. A. Bishop
  • Captain D. E. Bremner
  • † 2nd-Lieut. A. E. Byrne
  • Captain W. W. Chapman
  • † 2nd-Lieut. R. G. Charters
  • Lieut. H. R. Domigan
  • Lieut. R. D. Douglass
  • Lieut. F. J. R. Earl
  • † 2nd-Lieut. J. W. Ellis
  • Lieut. A. S. Falconer
  • * Lieut. E. V. Freed
  • † 2nd-Lieut. R. E. Fyfe
  • 2ndnd-Lieut. R. S. Halliwell
  • Captain J. Hargest
  • Rev. D. C. Herron (N.Z. Chaplains' Department)
  • *† Lieut. R. J. Hill
  • Captain H. S. Hills
  • Lieut. J. N. Hines
  • † 2nd-Lieut. A. H. King
  • Sergt.-major R. J. Knox
  • *† Lieut. J. R. R. Leys
  • Captain F. W. Lumsden (N.Z. Medical Corps)
  • Lieut. D. McAuley
  • 2nd-Lieut. C. B. McClure
  • † 2nd-Lieut. A. MacDonald
  • † 2nd-Lieut. S. G. McDonald
  • Lieut. F. McIntosh
  • Lieut. K. J. Mackenzie
  • * Lieut. J. C. MacLean (att. N.Z. Light Railway Operating Company)
  • Rev. W. McLean (N.Z. Chaplains' Department)
  • † 2nd-Lieut. E. S. Mayn
  • Lieut. J. A. Miller
  • * Captain C. H. Molloy
  • † 2nd-Lieut. W. Murphy
  • Lieut. O. R. Olsen
  • 2nd-Lieut. A. D. Paisley
  • Lieut. F. C. Pascoe
  • * Sergt.-major A. W. Porteous
  • Captain N. H. Prior (N.Z. Medical Corps)
  • * † 2nd-Lieut. J. Rodgers, M.M.
  • † 2nd-Lieut. K. Scott
  • Captain L. M. Scott
  • † 2nd-Lieut. G. H. Seddonpage 402
  • Captain E. F. Selby
  • Lieut. E. H. Sharp
  • Lieut. T. M. Sim
  • Captain P. W. G. Spiers
  • Lieut. G. Swan
  • Lieut. W. F. Tracy
  • Rev. R. S. Watson (N.Z. Chaplains' Department)
  • Captain M. McP. Watt
  • Captain F. N. Whitmore
  • Lieut. W. H. S. Widdowson
  • † 2nd-Lieut. J. H. Wilson, M.M.
  • 2nd-Lieut. R. Worley (att. N.Z. Light Railway Operating Company)
  • Captain W. G. Wray

Distinguished Conduct Medal.

  • Pte. A. G. Akroyd
  • Pte. T. J. Beck
  • Sergt. L. A. Berg, M.M.
  • L.-Sergt. H. Bellamy
  • Sergt.-major P. C. Boate
  • Pte. H. Boreham
  • Sergt. R. D. Brown
  • † C.S.M. T. A. Bunbury
  • Pte. V. Cruickshank
  • C.S.M. W. Deuchrass
  • Sergt. L. R. Dickinson, M.M.
  • Corpl. A. Dunlop
  • † C.S.M. L. L. J. Du Flou
  • * L.-Corpl. J. P. Egan
  • Sergt. W. D. Evans
  • Sergt. F. C. Fergusson
  • Sergt. R. Fitzgerald
  • Pte. C. A. Fitzpatrick
  • Sergt. R. E. Fortune
  • *† C.S.M. J. C. Fothergill
  • L.-Corpl. W. Friend
  • Sergt. I. D. Guy
  • L.-Corpl. G. Hayton, M.M.
  • *† Sergt. A. G. Henderson
  • † C.S.M. A. L. Hibbs
  • Sergt. E. C. H. Jacobs
  • Sergt. J. P. Kennett
  • Sergt. J. McG. Lamb
  • Pte. A. Macdonald
  • C.S.M. A. McFadyen
  • Sergt. P. McGregor
  • Pte. R. C. McLeod
  • L.-Corpl. J. MacPherson
  • Pte. H. Melville, M.M.
  • Sergt. A. C. Mills
  • Sergt. F. Mitchell
  • Sergt. P. T. Moir, M.M.
  • Corpl. W. C. S. Moorhouse
  • Sergt. W. P. Morrin, M.M.
  • Pte. G. J. Nesbit
  • Sergt. W. J. Pauling
  • * Sergt. T. Rielly
  • Corpl. H. D. Skinner
  • Sergt. D. Sterritt
  • * Pte. R. C. Travis

Bar to Military Medal.

  • L.-Sergt. A. W. E. Cole, M.M.
  • * Pte. W. C. Espie, M.M.
  • Sergt. R. B. Foote, M.M.
  • Pte. G. Gilbert, M.M.
  • Sergt. A. Swainson, M.M.
  • Sergt. J. H. Wilson, M.M.

Military Medal.

  • Pte. R. M. V. Abbott
  • Pte. E. A. Anderson
  • Pte. J. Angell
  • Pte. R. G. Angus
  • Sergt. A. C. Arthur-Worsop
  • Corpl. G. Arundel
  • L.-Corpl. G. Avis
  • Pte. A. E. Balneaves
  • Sergt. R. T. Barnett
  • Sergt. J. Beaton
  • Corpl. T. J. Beck, D.C.M.
  • Pte. C. W. Beeby
  • Sergty. D. J. Bennetto
  • Corpl. L. A. Berg
  • Pte. J. R. Bird
  • * Sergt. L. J. Bissland
  • * Sergt. J. J. Blackburn
  • Pte. P. Blackburn page 403
  • Pte. C. D. Boniface
  • Sergt. A. G. Bowater
  • * Corpl. J. McK. Boyle
  • Pte. A. D. Brash
  • Sergt. J. Brown
  • Pte. J. Brown
  • Sergt. C. T. Browne
  • Pte. J. K. H. Burrows
  • Pte. W. J. Butler
  • Pte. T. H. Butt
  • * Pte. G. Cameron
  • L.-Corpl. J. Cameron
  • Corpl. T. M. Campbell
  • Sergt. F. J. Carter
  • Pte. J. P. CaulField
  • Pte. G. Chandler
  • Pte. J. Chisholm
  • Sergt. W. S. Clancy
  • L.-Corpl. J. T. Clearwater
  • * Pte. A. D. D. Clydesdale
  • Corpl. A. W. E. Cole
  • Pte. R. V. Conway
  • Sergt. J. A. Cook
  • * L.-Corpl. W. J. Cousins
  • Pte. O. Creighton
  • Sergt. B. W. Croker
  • Pte. H. Crowther
  • * Sergt. J. T. Cunningham
  • Pte. A. W. Curry
  • *† Corpl. G. I. Cuthbertson
  • * Pte. A. Diack
  • Pte. C. T. Dickinson
  • Pte. L. R. Dickinson
  • Pte. N. Dickson
  • Pte. W. Dolman
  • Pte. A. R. Doyle
  • Sergt. C. M. Duncan
  • Pte. G. Ebert
  • Pte. H. A. Ellis
  • * Pte. W. C. Espie
  • L.-Corpl. D. Falls
  • L.-Corpl. J. M. Findlay
  • * L.-Sergt. G. E. Fletcher
  • Pte. J. Foley
  • Sergt. R. B. Foote
  • Pte. M. Ford
  • L.-Corpl. G. B. Fotheringham
  • Pte. H. S. Fraser
  • L.-Corpl. J. Frew
  • L.-Corpl. R. W. Frost
  • Pte. J. A. Galbraith
  • Pte. G. L. Gerken
  • Pte. L. I. Gibbs
  • Pte. G. Gilbert
  • Pte. A. W. Gordon
  • Corpl. L. G. Gordon
  • Corpl. W. E. Gordon
  • L.-Corpl. A. Grant
  • Pte. E. Grieve
  • Corpl. A. Gunn
  • Pte. A. W. Guthrie
  • L.-Corpl. A. Hall
  • Sergt. G. Hall
  • L.-Corpl. L. J. Halpin
  • L.-Corpl. F. W. Hamill
  • * Pte. J. Hamilton
  • Pte. C. J. Hawkes
  • * Corpl. R. W. Hawkes
  • L.-Corpl. G. Hayton
  • Pte. A. M. Helm
  • Pte. W. G. Hennessey
  • C.S.M. C. C. Henry
  • Corpl. P. Henry
  • Corpl. R. S. Hill
  • Pte. J. Hilliard
  • Pte. H. C. Holgate
  • Pte. E. Holman
  • Pte. A. Hudson
  • Corpl. C. W. Humphries
  • Corpl. J. Hunter
  • Pte. J. R. Hunter
  • * Pte. W. G. Hunter
  • Pte. G. T. Hutchins
  • L.-Corpl. H. Ingram
  • Pte. R. F. B. Irving
  • Pte. A. D. Jackson
  • Corpl. C. W. Jackson
  • Sergt. J. Jackson
  • Pte. J. E. James
  • * Corpl. R. S. C. Jefferis
  • Pte. R. Jeffrey
  • L.-Corpl. H. Jenkins
  • Sergt. W. A. Johnston
  • Pte. T. A. Keen
  • Pte. W. R. Kelly
  • * Pte. A. M. Kennedy
  • Pte. T. O. Kennedy
  • Sergt. R. J. Kilroy
  • * Pte. H. F. Kirk
  • Pte. J. Kirkwood
  • Pte. T. W. Knight
  • * Pte. W. T. Lacey
  • Pte. T. Lainchbury
  • Pte. H. L. Lang
  • Pte. D. Lauriston
  • Pte. A. Law
  • Corpl. J. G. Lay
  • Pte. R. H. Louden
  • Pte. J. R. Lyall
  • Corpl. G. Macauley
  • Corpl. W. T. McCaw
  • Pte. H. McDonald
  • Corpl. A. S. McDougall
  • L.-Sergt. C. E. McIntyre
  • Pte. D. R. McIntyre
  • Sergt. H. P. McIntyre
  • L.-Sergt. D. MacKay
  • Pte. G. A. McKaypage 404
  • Pte. R. McKay
  • Pte. J. McKendry
  • Pte. D. McKenzie
  • L.-Sergt. A. Maclean
  • *† Sergt. D. McLean
  • Pte. J. F. McLelland
  • * Sergt. W. A. McMillan
  • L.-Sergt. R. A. Marshall
  • L.-Sergt. F. R. Martin
  • Pte. H. Melville
  • L.-Corpl. H. C. Miller
  • Corpl. J. Miller
  • Pte. S. A. Miller
  • Pte. E. A. Millis
  • Corpl. G. Mitchell
  • Corpl. P. T. Moir
  • Pte. T. A. Mooney
  • Corpl. N. R. Moore
  • Pte. R. Moreland
  • Sergt. W. P. Morrin
  • Pte. H. W. E. Morris
  • Pte. K. Morrison
  • * Sergt. W. J. T. Morrow
  • Corpl. C. T. Munro
  • * Pte. P. Murphy (attached N.Z. F.A.)
  • L.-Corpl. J. Murray
  • Corpl. J. W. Murray
  • L.-Corpl. N. S. Murrell
  • Corpl. G. S. Napier
  • Pte. R. A. Needs
  • Pte. F. Newrick
  • Pte. S. A. Noble
  • Pte. J. O'Brien
  • Pte. J. W. O'Brien
  • Corpl. J. O'Donnell
  • Pte. S. Osborne
  • Corpl. E. Oxenbury
  • * Pte. J. Palmer
  • Corpl. R. A. Palmer
  • Corpl. H. R. Parker
  • * Pte. L. J. K. Parker
  • * Corpl. B. Paulson
  • Pte. G. D. Payne
  • * Pte. B. L. Petherick
  • Corpl. R. Phillips
  • Pte. E. L. Pinching
  • Pte. E. W. Pullar
  • L.-Corpl. R. Quin
  • Pte. F. Ratcliffe
  • Pte. E. R. Rae
  • Pte. H. S. Raines
  • Sergt. W. J. Ramsay
  • Pte. W. F. Reeve
  • Pte. R. A. Reston
  • Pte. J. Reynard
  • Pte. E. A. Richardson
  • Pte. W. Robertson
  • *† Sergt. J. Rodgers
  • Pte. S. E. Rutherford
  • Pte. J. A. Ryan
  • Corpl. J. Scott
  • Corpl. S. Scott
  • L.-Corpl. G. V. Shirley
  • Corpl. V. W. Shirley
  • L.-Corpl. J. W. Sim
  • Pte. C. Sims
  • * Corpl. J. H. Simon
  • Pte. F. S. Sinclair
  • * Sergt. W. G. Sinclair
  • * Pte. C. L. Smith
  • Pte. K. B. Smith
  • L.-Sergt. S. H. Smith
  • Pte. J. Smith
  • L.-Corpl. T. J. Smyth
  • Pte. A. S. C Snowden
  • Corpl. A. T. Stewart
  • Pte. N. Stewart
  • Pte. A. Strode
  • Pte. A. Stuart
  • Corpl. J. B. Stuart
  • Corpl. R. Stuart
  • Pte. J. Sullivan
  • * L.-Corpl. W. Sullivan
  • Pte. J. S. Sutherland
  • Corpl. A. Swainson
  • L.-Corpl. V. Swan
  • † L.-Corpl. L. L. Tallke
  • Sergt. C. W. Tepene
  • Pte. N. Thomson
  • L.-Corpl. H. Tilson
  • L.-Corpl. G. D. Tod
  • Pte. J. Torrance
  • * Sergt. R. C Travis, D.C.M.
  • L.-Corpl. J. Trembath
  • Pte. J. Tripp
  • * Sergt. J. H. Turnbull
  • Pte. S. R. Tutty
  • Sergt. G. A. Vincent
  • Sergt. G. R. Waddel
  • Corpl. W. H. T. Walders
  • Pte. J. Wallace
  • Pte. R. J. Ward
  • Pte. K. G. Webley
  • Pte. L. T. Williams
  • Pte. A. G. Williamson
  • Sergt. C. G. Wilson
  • Sergt. J. H. Wilson
  • Pte. G. E. Winter
  • Pte. R. Witters
  • L.-Corpl. N. Wright
  • Pte. J. W. Young
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Meritorious Service Medal.

  • S.-Sergt. J. A. Brown
  • Sergt.-major A. L. Emerson
  • Pte. A. Flint
  • Sergt. A. Francis
  • C.S.M. H. W. T. Jones
  • Sergt. C. Keenan
  • L.-Corpl. W. Lynn
  • Sergt. G. B. Menzies
  • C.Q.M.S. G. Miller
  • Pte. A. Mitchell
  • S.-Sergt. H. K. Nicholson
  • S.-Sergt. E. W. T. Nolan
  • Sergt. J. O'Connor
  • * Pte. J. Palmer, M.M.
  • Pte. T. F. Perry
  • S.-Sergt. G. F. Pulsford
  • S.-Sergt. C. C. Robb
  • S.-Sergt. W. A. Scott
  • Sergt.-major A. W. Spragg
  • S.-Sergt. H. C. Stevenson
  • Sergt. H. J. Turner
  • S.-Sergt. E. C. Wills

Mentioned in Despatches.

  • Corpl. E. Aldred (2)
  • * Captain E. B. Alley
  • * Captain N. H. Arden
  • * Lieut. J. H. Barr
  • Lieut. C Barry
  • * 2nd Lieut. J. J. Bishop
  • Major W. G. A. Bishop, M.C. (2)
  • Sergt.-major P. C. Boate, D.C.M.
  • Captain H. G. Brodie
  • S.-Sergt. J. A. Brown, M.S.M.
  • * Captain C. Bryce
  • Lieut.-Col.A. B. Charters, C.M.G., D.S.O. (4)
  • Captain D. S. Chisholm (2)
  • 2nd.-Lieut. A. R. Cockerell, D.S.O.
  • * Lieut. J. G. Cowan
  • * Sergt. J. T. Cunningham, M.M.
  • * Pte. H. J. Curline
  • Lieut. J. E. Cuthill
  • Sergt. G. R. Edwards (2)
  • Corpl. A. F. Flugge
  • Captain A. S. Falconer, D.S.O., M.C. (2)
  • Sergt. F. C. Fergusson, D.C.M.
  • 2nd-Lieut. E. M. Gabites
  • Captain S. C. Greer
  • * C.S.M. W. Hadlee
  • 2nd-Lieut. S. St. C. Hamilton
  • Lieut.-Col. J. Hargest, D.S.O., M.C. (2)
  • *† Sergt. A. G. Henderson, D.C.M.
  • * Lieut. J. L. Herbert
  • Pte. J. B. Hey
  • *† Captain R. J. Hill, M.C.
  • * Sergt. H. L. Hoff
  • *† 2nd-Lieut. W. Howden
  • * Pte. W. G. Hunter, M.M.
  • Lieut.-Col. G. F. Hutton, D.S.O.
  • 2nd-Lieut. A. E. Inkster
  • Sergt. W. G. Jenkins
  • * Captain L. S. Jennings
  • * Captain W. D. Jolly
  • *† 2nd-Lieut. C. A. Kerse
  • Major F. H. Lampen, D.S.O.
  • Lieut. A. P. McCormack
  • Major J. McCrae, D.S.O.
  • Captain S. G. McDonald, M.C.
  • Lieut. A. E. McKeownpage 406
  • *† 2nd-Lieut. D. McLean, M.M. (2)
  • Sergt. F. Mitchell, D.C.M.
  • Lieut.-Col. G. Mitchell, D.S.O.
  • Sergt. L. D'A. Mitchell
  • * Lieut.-Col. A. Moore, D.S.O.
  • * Sergt. G. E. Morris (2)
  • Sergt. E. J. Naylor
  • * Lieut. T. J. Nisbet
  • * Sergt.-major A. W. Porteous, M.C.
  • Captain D. McF. Rae
  • Major S. Rice
  • 2nd-Lieut. W. D. Rutherford
  • MajorJ. L. Saunders, D.S.O.
  • * Sergt. W. A. Schaumann
  • Captain L. M. Scott, M.C.
  • Captain E. F. Selby, M.C.
  • Corpl. H. D. Skinner, D.C.M.
  • Lieut.-Col.G. S. Smith, C.M.G., D.S.O. (3)
  • * Major F. H. Statham
  • C.S.M. W. H. Sullivan
  • * Pte. R. J. Summers
  • Corpl. T. A. Timpany
  • Captain W. F. Tracy, M.C.
  • MajorW. McG. Turnbull, D.S.O.
  • * Major W. W. Turner
  • Major D. White
  • *† 2nd-Lieut. C. F. Wilkie
  • * Captain L. G. Wilson (2)

The names of the following were brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services at Home towards the successful conduct of the War:—

  • † R.S.M. A. J. Kerse
  • Sergt. H. G. G. Lyttle
  • 2nd-Lieut. A. E. Martin
  • Sergt. I. McEwen
  • Lieut.-Col. J. A. Mackenzie, C.M.G. (2)
  • Captain J. McPherson, O.B.E.

Foreign Decorations.


Legion of Honour (Croix de Chevalier).

Lieut.-Col. J. Hargest, D.S.O., M.C.

Croix De Guerre.

Sergt. J. McG. Lamb, D.C.M.

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Medaille Militaire.

Sergt.-major P. C. Boate, D.C.M.


S.-Sergt. J. A. Brown, M.S.M.


Medal of St. George, 3rdClass.

* Pte. A. M. Kennedy


Italian Bronze Medal.

Pte. H. Benny


ChevalierdeL'Ordre De Leopold II.

Corpl. F. J. Tempero

Belgian Croix De Guerre

  • * Sergt. J. J. Blackburn, M.M.
  • Corpl. A. R. Cox
  • L.-Corpl. P. Floyd
  • Corpl. J. Hill
  • Corpl. O. King
  • Pte. J. Ross
  • * Sergt. R. C. Travis, V.C., D.C.M., M.M.

Order of Karageorge, 4thClass (With Swords).

Lieut.-Col. G. Mitchell, D.S.O.

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