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Thomas William HOLLAND

Regimental number10430
Place of birthPort Campbell Vic
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMechanic
AddressBarkley Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, T W Holland, Barkley Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work in the Hannebeek Valley on 20 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In the HANNEBEEK Valley (near WESTHOEK) on the 20th October, 1917, this driver by his judgment and courage succeeded in delivering his full load of ammunition to his battery under very heavy shell fire and across almost impassable ground. Repeatedly cut off and enveloped by the barrage, in spite of imminent danger to himself and animals, he led them with great judgment and skill until he succeeded in delivering his ammunition to his guns. Throughout the whole period of the recent operations this driver's work has been consistently of a very high standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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