Ardagh, Patrick Augustine

Date of birth:
August 30th, 1891
Date of death:
April 6th, 1944
Buried on:
Brookwood Military Cemetery
Plot: 8. Row: A. Grave: 15.
Nationality:
New Zealander (1907-1947, Dominion UK)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 2nd, 1918
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
February 18th, 1919
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Military Forces
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1919
Action:
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack east of Masnieres (October 1918). Being forced to place his dressing station in a spot constantly shelled by the enemy for 36 hours, he continued to dress wounded whilst shells fell on the station. He attended not only his own battalion, but those of three other battalions and worked continually without sleep all the time. He displayed high courage and resource and was the means of saving many lives."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Unit:
N.Z. Medical Corps, New Zealand Military Forces
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1943
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Unit:
N.Z. Medical Corps, New Zealand Military Forces
Awarded on:
March 23rd, 1944
Awarded for:
Operation Husky
Action:
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Sicily."
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Details:
With palm
Victory Medal 1914-1918

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