This citation for Fred Te Namu's Military Medal is reproduced from the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet:
65203 Private Fred Te Namu M.M.
Private TE NAMU showed exceptional courage during the attack on Point 209, on the night of 1/2 Nov 1942, when his section attacked a strongly held A/Tk position. With hand grenades and rifle he killed seven of the enemy, wounding several more. Later he led his section forward destroying two more enemy posts and mounted one of the captured MG's, manning it for the remainder of the night and the whole of the next day under heavy mortar and MG fire. His conduct throughout the action was source of inspiration to his comrades.