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Regimental number1852
Place of birthMarong Vic
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNarong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Daniel Albert Hollingworth, Narong, Victoria
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, Est of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. This soldier was employed as a Runner between Battalion Headquarters and the front line, and did exceedingly good work carrying messages during most severe bombardment. On his return journey from the front line, he used to assist in carrying back wounded. His courage and cheerfulness in danger were an inspiration to others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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