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Albert Oscar Herman FOOTNER

Regimental number2451
Place of birthPort Augusta South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor-driver
AddressYudnipinia Station via Port Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Ann Footner, Port Augusta, South Australia
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A58 Kabinga on 8 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rushed his machine gun into position, and repelled an enemy counter attack under very heavy fire. He assisted in holding a most important position, and by his courage and resource saved a critical situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

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