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Clifton Thomas BALLINGALL

Regimental number9
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionCongregational
OccupationSailmaker
AddressBroome Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ballingall, Broome Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollBSM
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 6 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the period under review he has at all times in action displayed the greatest gallantry and devotion to duty, and his resolution and resourcefulness in taking up ammunition to the front line under heavy fire, in building gun emplacements, and maintaining the mortars in action have been of the greatest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death25 September 1957
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery

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