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Albert Munro BADDON

Regimental number6836
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheet metal worker
Address105 Short Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs S F M Baddon, 105 Short Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollINF8REIN22
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Dintinguished Conduct Medal

Conspicuous courage and powers of organisation,enabling valuable services to be rendered. (POLYGON WOOD 20 September 1917).f
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When all his N.C.O.'s were killed or wounded, he collected a party of men and led them to the capture of a strong point which was holding up part of the advance. His prompt and courageous action enabled the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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