LINTON William
39606 Sergeant, 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade, WW1
Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

Military Medal
Gazetted 17 June 1919, p7700, Rec No 3224
For conspicuous gallantry in action and devotion to duty. In the attack near Le Quesnoy on the 4th November 1918 Corporal Linton was in charge of a Lewis gun section which came under heavy machine-gun fire, partially checking the advance.  Corporal Linton with great promptitude and at great personal risk to himself brought his gun into action and in spite of the heavy enemy fire succeeded in putting the enemy guns out of action thus enabling the advance to proceed. His initiative and courage were a fine example to his men.

Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Born 10 Oct 1895 Australia
Died 11 May 1961 Christchurch, New Zealand
Buried Ruru Lawn Cemetery [Block 33, Plot 259]
Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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