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Lancelot Norton Spiller HARGRAVE

Regimental number215
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressWare Chambers, King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C T Hargrave, Ware Chambers, King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 21 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He occupied a knoll and brought heavy fire to bear on an enemy field howitzer. Though heavily fired on, he inflicted several casualties on the enemy and then charged the gun with his troop and captured it. He showed magnificent courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross,1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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