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Philip Campbell HERBERT

Regimental number6355
Place of birthArarat Vic
ReligionChurch of England
Address17 Seymour Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Henry Herbert, 17 Seymour Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Battery 10
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. has rendered excellent Service particularly on the morning of 2nd of September, during the operations North East of PERONNE when the Battery was pushed forward in close support of the Infantry. Sergeant Herbert was placed in charge of 4 ammunition wagons to supply the guns with ammunition from a forward dump. Throughout the day under heavy hostile fire including severe gas concentrations this N.C.O. supplied the guns with ammunition. His devotion to duty set a splendid example to the men under his command. The Battery was engaged in supporting the left flank of the attacking Infantry and the ammunition supply was of considerable importance. This N.C.O. has been of the greatest assistance to his Battery Commander by his devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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