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Lindsay William HARRICKS

Regimental number833
Date of birth-26 March 1896
Place of birthArarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressQueen Street, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr Harricks, Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF22
Promotion date: 7 November 1916


Unit: INF22
Promotion date: 28 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 15 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of a raiding party. He at the head of his party, rushed the enemy trench, and shot the enemy and another with his revolver. He then actively supervised the mopping up of the position, which resulted in of the enemy being killed in hand-to-hand fighting. He brought back six prisoners and a machine gun. He set a splendid example of gallantry and good leadership to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 August 1965
Age at death69
Place of burialArarat Cemetery, Victoria

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