This citation for the Bar to William (Ben) Porter's Military Cross appeared in the April 1990 NZ 28 Maori Battalion Golden Jubilee Reunion booklet:
39424 Captain William Porter M.C. & BAR
Capt Porter was a Company Commander in the attack made by the Battalion on the Eastern End of EL MRIER depression on the night 25/26 August. He led his company with fine dash and determination and his courage and leadership were inspiring. His example set the standard which enabled his company to overrun capture and destroy sixteen enemy MG Posts in succession.