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Frederick Owen GAZE

Regimental number230
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressYarrawee, Gnowangerup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Frederick Owen Gaze, Claremont, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a daylight raid into the enemy trenches in the face of determined opposition, during which he was wounded himself. He, however, continued to lead his men with the greatest dash and success, killing and wounding mahy of the enemy and eventually retiring with his party to our lines under heavy fire. He set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his men forward to the final objective, capturing enemy strong posts, and two machine guns. That night, when the enemy counter attacked, he successfully ejected them from a portion of the line they had entered, and further pushed his success forward against an enemy strong post, capturing several machine guns, much material, and one officer and 50 other ranks, besides inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Throughout he set a fine example of courage and good leadership to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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