PAINE William John
26/1074 Sergeant, New Zealand Machinegun Corps, WW1
Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

CITATION
Military Medal
Gazetted 9 December 1916, p12058
For gallantry and devotion to duty on 15th September 1916 at Flers.  This Non Commissioned Officer was with two guns of the 3rd New Zealand Machinegun Company which ran short of ammunition, by arranging to gather ammunition from the dead and wounded he kept his guns in action during a critical period of the fight and materially assisted in holding the captured village of Flers.

KNOWN AWARDS
Military Medal
British War Medal
Victory Medal

NOTES
Born 10 Nov 1874 Auckland, New Zealand
Died 3 Aug 1939 Palmerston North, New Zealand
Buried Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North
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