2nd Lieutenant Ben Christy's courage at Cassino

This citation for Ebn Christy's Military Cross is reproduced from the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet:     

68371 2/Lieutenant Ben G. Christy M.C.

In the attack on CASSINO on the night 18/19 March 1944, 2/Lt CHRISTY displayed outstanding bravery and qualities of leadership. Despite heavy shelling and intense machine gunfire he led his men to the attack, and when finally pinned to the ground he initiated a flanking movement and personally cleared out a machine gun post. His example was an inspiration to his men and it was largely due to his efforts that his platoon was able to account for an appreciable number of the enemy. In all operations he has shown outstanding bravery and devotion to duty.

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