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Regimental number5381
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBurpengary, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFriend, Mrs E J Turnbull, Caboolture, Queensland
Enlistment date9 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and determination. At Villeret, on 18 September, 1918, he twice led his section at enemy strong points, which were holding up the advance. He worked his gun to a flank, and, bringing fire to bear on the strong point, killed four of the enemy and took ten prisoners. Later, he led a charge against an enemy machine gun, firing his gun from the hip, and captured it, with seven prisoners. He did fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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