DEAN Arthur Gordon
6/34 Lieutenant, Canterbury Infantry Brigade, WW1
9006 Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

Military Cross
Gazetted 1 January 1918, p53
Operations Messines 7th June 1917 and oprations opposite Warneton 17th June 1917.  For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  This officer established a Battalion Forward Headquarters between the second and third lines of German trenches west of Messines immediately after they were captured, and maintained his position under heavy and continuous shellfire until the Battalion was withdrawn, thereby keeping open communication between companies in the attack and Battalion and Brigade Headquarters.  On the morning of the 17th June Lieutenant Dean was sent to ascertain the true position of our posts after the capture of the Au Chasseur Cabaret.  He traversed the complete front of the Battalion sector after daylight and under heavy shell and machine gun fire, and fixed the exact locations of all posts and thus cleared up a very obscure situation.  His conduct throughout the campaign has been conspicuously good and a fine example to all under him.

Military Cross
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Gallipoli Medallion

Born 14 June 1887 London, England
Died 18 July 1952 Christchurch, New Zealand
Buried Christchurch, New Zealand
Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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