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Medric Alfred FRAILLON

Regimental number509
Place of birthAaisne France
OccupationEngine driver
AddressNewtown, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jessie Fraillon, 3 Miles Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date19 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentCSM (WO Class II)
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. A hostile shell exploded near a tractor with two trucks of ammunition which was set on fire, the driver being wounded. On the rear truck catching fire, this warrant officer, unaided, immediately uncoupled the burning truck, extinguished the fire on the tractor, and moved both the latter and one truck of ammunition to safety at great personal risk. By this courageous action he saved both ammunition and rolling stock.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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