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Regimental number418
Date of birth--/09/1887
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinS. Glasgow, Gympie, Queensland
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF15
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He was arly wounded, but led his men with great dash and ability, reached thefirst objective, and, pushed on. During the consolidation of the ground captured he was of great service; and throughout he showed tactical ability, coolness, and determination of a high order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His company was held up in its advance by machine gun fire, but he rallied his men, led them forward, and overcame the opposition. He consolidated the final objective so skilfully that very few casualties were caused by the intense enemy bombardment that followed. By his steadiness and coolness under fire he had continually set a magnificent example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 May 1967

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