This citation for Percy Lambly's Military Cross is reproduced from the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet:
62740 2/Lieutenant Percy Lambly M.C.
During the attack 2 August, 1944 on VILLA DA BABERINA 2/Lt LAMBLY's platoon was ordered to advance and secure the right flank of the Coy. This he did with skill and determination. During the advance his platoon was subjected to heavy mortar and shell fire resulting in his being seriously wounded. When ordered by his Coy commander to report to RAP he refused, and although suffering intense pain continued to lead the attack, displaying courage and leadership of the highest order. This officer was himself first on the objective, personally annihilating one anti-tank gun. After reporting success he lost consciousness. 2/Lt LAMBLY's grim determination and gallantry was instrumental in enabling the rest of his Coy in reaching their objective. At all times he showed devotion to duty of the highest order.