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Briscoe Walter FORD

Regimental number5151
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaddler
Addresshardy Road, Belmont, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Ford, Hardy Road, Belmont, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. distinguished himself by unfailing cheerfulness, energy, and courage, during the attack and heavy enemy artillery fire on the 5th April, 1918, near DERNANCOURT near ALBERT. He was employed with a party of Sappers in keeping the roads in this area in repair. In spite of constant damage to the roads by shell-fire, his example and steady hold on his men was of the greatest value in maintaining this important work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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