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BLISS, Alfred George Lovell
SA5043 8th Contingent, South Africa 1900
11/1410 7 Battery, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1
13116, Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

CITATION
Military Medal
Gazetted 26 May 1917, p5197
At Ploegsteert on 27th March 1917.  During the heavy bombardment at Ploegsteert on the night of 27th March the gun pit where this NCO was on duty was struck by a shell, one man being killed and two wounded.  At great risk to himself through a heavily shelled area, this NCO carried one of the wounded men (Gunner Anderson) to a place of safety.  Notwithstanding that the position was still being subjected to heavy fire of both 15cm and 10.5cm shells, this NCO returned through the shelled area to the same gun pit and going into the open in front when shells were falling, he secured Corporal Duggan and likewise carried to a place of safety.

AWARDS
Military Medal
Queen's South Africa
Cape Colony, Transvaal, South Africa 1902
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 25 December 1880 Nelson, New Zealand
Died of Wounds 5 October 1917 France
Buried

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