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Albert Edward GUYETT

Regimental number2314
Place of birthMaryborough Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressHazelberry Heights, Berry, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Bessie Guyett, Hazelberry Heights, Berry, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. Though wounded himself, this N.C.O. repeatedly went forward under heavy shell fire searching for wounded and guiding stretcher bearers after he had located the casualty. Owing to the nature of the ground, it was essential that wounded men in front of our line should be brought in promptly, otherwise the losses from exposure would have been very great. Corporal GUYNETT'S example was an inspiration to others.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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