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Roy Gordon GARVIE

Regimental number49
Date of birth--/06/1895
Place of birthCrafers South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLaw clerk
AddressAldgate, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Garvie, Brighton Road, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board TRANSPORT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Squadron

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Mtd Divs MG Corps
Promotion date: 16 September 1917


Unit: Mtd Divs MG Corps
Promotion date: 16 December 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 4 May 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 14 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 16 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While in charge of a section of machine guns his post was surrounded. He quickly shifted his guns so as to fire to the rear as well as to the front and by inflicting heavy losses on the enemy, who had passed and were attacking the second line, matterially assisted in holding out until a counter attack re-established the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 50 Lance Corporal Stanley Hinde GARVIE, 3rd Light Horse, returned to Australia, 21 January 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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