This citation for Rihimona Davis' Distinguished Conduct Medal is reproduced from the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet:
25833 Sergeant Rihimona Davis D.C.M.
During the battle of ALAMEIN, in the attack on DEIR EL MUNASSIB on the night 3/4 Sept 1944, Sgt DAVIS, single handed, attacked and killed the crew of ten manning an 88mm gun. He then used the 88mm gun effectively against the enemy, knocking out two MG posts. When the enemy counter attacked with grenades and MG fire etc, and while the Coy was in a precarious position, Sgt DAVIS used a captured MG against them effectively. His leadership and control was a potent factor in the success of the attack and the defeating of the counter attack, and he showed courage and initiative throughout the action.