DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL.
PENINSULA BORN BOY
Sergeant Basil Taveuder, of the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, who was born at Little River, and is the son of Mr F. Tavender, the well known stock dealer, was mentioned as win* ning the Distinguished Conduct Medal in the Anzao campaign for showing great bravery and skill as a guide, and marked devotion to his dangerous duties. He was educated at Warwiok House and Christ's Col lege Before he enlisted, Sergeant Tavender was on the staff of the National Bank of New Zealand. In September last he was invalided to England, suffering from enteric, but he has now recovered, and is rejoining his unit Bergeant Tavender's only brother, Nigel Tavender, has been on the land in the North Island, but he has now so arranged bis affairs as to be able to go into camp almost immediately, having passed the medioal examination. A sister, Miss Tavender, is on the staff of the Christchurch office of The Bristol Piano Company.
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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 17 March 1916