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Regimental number4687
Place of birthLancaster England
ReligionChurch of England
Address54 Croydon Road, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Greenwood, 44 Williamson Road, Woodville, Lancaster, England
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous devotion to duty at Lagnicourt in replacing wire under heavy rifle and machine gun fire thus enabling communications to be maintained; and salvaging wire when supplies were exhausted.
Recommendation date: 25 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations in front of LAGNICOURT on morning of 15th April, 1917 these Signallers [GREENWOOD and 1673 W.H. BINGE] did excellent work in running out wire under heavy rifle and Machine Gun fire, thus enabling constant communication with Battalion Headquarters during the whole of the operations to be maintained. On running short of wire they pushed forward and salvaged sufficient wire to keep up communications.'
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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