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Regimental number4803
Place of birthAllora, Queensland
SchoolState School, Allora, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWondai, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Gartner, Glencairn Constance Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateDied of wounds 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe, Belgium
Age at death30
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery , Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
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Military Medal

'Acted as Stretcher Bearer during attack on HINDENBURG LINE South of REINCOURT on 11th April, 1917. He was noticed for his unselfish courage in rescuing wounded and getting them back to Dressing Station during morning of attack enemy maintained heavy Machine Gun Fire and Rifle Fire across No Man's Land and showed no respect for Stretcher Bearers a number of whom were wounded. It was entirely owing to the daring and devotion to duty of the Stretcher Bearers that any of our badly wounded men were recovered. he is deserving of an award.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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