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Regimental number1554
Date of birth--/08/1888
Place of birthYorkshire England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Gowland, Langlay Avenue, Thomaby-on-Tees, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 23 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 4 Camel Btn
Promotion date: 25 May 1917


Unit: Imp Camel Corps
Promotion date: 25 August 1917

Unit: LH14

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 21 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Nablus on the 21st September, 1918. Being sent to make a vigorous reconnaissance towards Nablus he came under unexpected machine gun fire from the right flank, but completed his reconnaissance under fire on about 500 yards of open road. The information he returned with was most valuable, and enabled dispositions to be made which resulted in the taking of the twon with only one casualty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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