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Regimental number6066
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
Address3 Doris Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Joseph Holgate, 3 Doris Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 5, 15th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Refers Gallipoli.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. has displayed ability and initiative as clerical assistant to the S.S.O. throughout the period 25th February to 16th September 1918. He has never spared himself in his endeavours and has successfully accomplished to carry out his duties, often in situations requiring courage and tenacity of purpose of the higher order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 185 Sergeant James Murgatroyd HOLGATE, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 October 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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