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Charles Stuart DALRYMPLE-HAY

Regimental number307
Place of birthChatswood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressGoodchap Road, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinR T D Hay, Goodchap Road, Chatswood, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an intense gas=shell bombardment of his battery he removed his gas mask at imminent risk of his own life to pass orders to his battery, and enabled it to carry out the barrage. His example and behavior had wonderful effect on the remainder of the battery, who had been severely shaken. Although suffering from gas, he remained at his post until the action was over.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation Roll as Charles Stuart Dalrymple HAY.
Date of death9 October 1972
Age at death80
Place of burialYass Presbyterian Cemetery, New South Wales

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