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Cecil Lewis HENRY

Regimental number3814
Date of birth--/04/1890
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressAppleby, Concord Road, Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Henry, Appleby, Concord Road, Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 2 nd Pioneer Battalion
Promotion date: 16 May 1917


Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Promotion date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He set a splendid example by moving up and down on the parapet of a trench which was being dug, and encouraging and directing the men under heavy shell and machine gun fire. On a stretcher being called for, he went back through a particularly intense barrage and brought it up, afterwards carrying on with his work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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