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NOLAN, Henry Clyde
11/1617, 2nd Lieutenant, New Zealand Field Artillery, WW1
N/N Home Guard, WW2
12562, Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

CITATION
Military Cross
Gazetted 15 February 1919, p2384 [citation: 30 July 1919, p9806]
On 27th September 1918, near Ribecourt, he was acting as Forward Observation Officer for the group.  Seeing an enemy 7.7cm gun shooting at our infantry at close range from a sunken road, he worked up to them single-handed and covered them with his pistol.  They bolted and he persued them, whereas the Number 1 of the detachment turned at bay.  This NCO he shot, on which the other four gunners surrendered.  After bringing them in to the nearest party of infantry, he used the gun against the enemy for some hours as long as suitable targets offered themselves.  He did splendid work.

AWARDS
Military Cross
1914/15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 16 April 1893 Gisborne, New Zealand
Died 23 December 1959 Gisborne, New Zealand
Buried Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne [RSA 458]
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