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Regimental number1048
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSpring Mount, Bendemeer, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinF. Leidreiler, Spring Mount, Bendemeer, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 6 April 1915

Military Medal

Particularly good work with bombing party.
Recommendation date: 19 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 27 October 1917

Military Medal

'For particularly good work bombing near the German trenches being himself bombed during the 2nd assault. Mention of this N.C.O.'s work in the first assault was made by an officer who was killed in the second.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 April 1969
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium

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