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Edward Michael HENRY

Regimental number621
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressRaywood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinE.M. Henry, Berriwillock, Victoria
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A43 Barunga on 22 December 1914
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 20th and morning of 21st September 1917, whilst on traffic duty near YPRES, Pte. HENRY showed great skill in handling the traffic whilst the road was being heavily shelled. This greatly assisted the Infantry and helped the wounded to quickly reach the Dressing Stations. He also directed the supply of munitions and food to the front line. Before his tour of duty was finished he was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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