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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 29/09/1881 Wharehine, New Zealand. d. 26/08/1972 Auckland, New Zealand.

 

He was 36 years old, and a sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

 

VC ACTION

 

During an attack, Sergeant Judson led a small bombing party under heavy fire and captured an enemy machine-gun. He then proceeded up the sap alone, bombing three machine-gun crews. Jumping out of the trench he then ran ahead of the enemy and, standing on a parapet, ordered a group of two officers and 10 men to surrender. They immediately opened fire and he threw a bomb and jumped amongst them, killing two and putting the rest to flight, and so captured two machine-guns.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: QEII ARMY MEMORIAL MUSEUM, WAIOURU, NZ.

BURIAL PLACE: WAIKUMETE CEMETERY, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

SOLDIERS BLOCK M, SECTION 13, PLOT 69.

 

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Reginald Stanley

Judson VC, DCM, MM

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Reginald Judson's medals including VC, DCM, and MM

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Stockade Hill, Howick, New Zealand

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29th October 1918

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