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Roy Cyril Buik Mortimore GUNTER

Date of birth4 May 1889
Place of birthWallaroo South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEmployee
AddressElizabeth Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr Tom A Gunter, Elizabeth Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Enlistment date1 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
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Captain


Unit: 42nd Battalion
Promotion date: 19 April 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemy's trenches. He showed great courage and determination in collecting the wounded from the enemy's trenches and sending them back across "No Man's Land".'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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