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Ernest Banner HAYWOOD

Regimental number1405
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address52 Reid Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinJ T Haywood, 52 Reid Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military service22nd Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty in ably assisting and seconding the efforts of Sergeant BROWN on the night 31st May, 1918, near LOCRE, where a party of limbered G.S. wagons had been detailed to withdraw gas projectors. Whilst assembling in a paddock 200 yards from the line the enemy heavily shelled the paddock with H.E. and gas shells, causing heavy casualties. This N.C.O. materially assisted Sergeant BROWN in withdrawing the wagons and teams to a place of safety, and gave valuable assistance in withdrawal of wounded from wrecked wagons until he himself was wounded. he set a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

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

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