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Regimental number1392
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address31 Rose Street, Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Wall, 31 Rose Street, Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Rainecourt on 11 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Place of burialEstrees Communal Cemetery (5/11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'During the operations on 11th August, 1918 against RAINECOURT, East of AMIENS, this N.C.O. displayed great courage and initiative in attacking any enemy position which was causing casualties to the troops digging in on the objective line. Accompanied by Corporal BOWEN he rushed a snipers position in broad daylight, killing two of the garrison with a bomb and capturing three who were wounded. His companion was wounded by a bullet while rushing the post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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