VARNHAM, Frederick Stuart
10/2015, Captain, Wellington Infantry Regiment, WW1
4863, Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Rifle Battalion, WW2
18303 Legion of Frontiersmen, New Zealand

Military Cross
Gazetted 26 Nov 1917, p12323
Citation Gazetted 16 April 1918, p4242
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his commanding officer was wounded he took command of the battalion until a relief was sent. He then led his company and successfully consolidated the captured objective.  He sent a splendid example to his men of determination and courage, which contributed largely to the success achieved.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 28 Dec 1917, p13575
For conspicuous good work and devotion to duty.  Captain VARNHAM is a very capable, painstaking, and efficient Officer, who has excellent qualities of Leadership. By his energy, determination and conduct, he has always been an outstanding example to his men. Captain VARNHAM left New Zealand with the 4th Reinforcements, and saw service in Gallipoli before coming to France.

Mention in Despatches

Military Cross
1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches
1939-45 Star
Africa Star
War Medal
Mention in Despatches
New Zealand War Service Medal
Efficiency Decoration

Born 1 November 1888 Wellington, New Zealand
Died 23 July 1963 Gisborne, New Zealand
Cremated Hastings, New Zealand [No known Grave]
Behobeho          East Africa 1915 - 1917          Nyangao          Kilimanjaro          Great War 1917          Belgium 1914 -18
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