MM (Bar) - Private Huki Rawhiti. Switch Trench, Le Somme 1916

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RAWHITI, Huki. MM. 16/530, Private. (Tokomaru Bay)

Military Medal and Bar

The Citation reads:

On Sept 15th B Coy New Zealand Pioneers to which Pvt Rawhiti was attached as a stretcher bearer was engaged in digging a communication trench from Crest Trench to Switch Trench. The enemy barraged this line and the company came under fire losing two officers and many men. Pvt Rawhiti was constant in his efforts to get the wounded into safety and made many trips thorough the barrage. When all the stretchers had been sent away he attempted to carry one man away on his back was unsuccessful so he dragged the wounded man into a shell hole where he was reasonably safe. In addition to our own wounded he attended to a large number of wounded infantrymen who were lying about after the advance.


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