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Cyril George HOLLOWAY

Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, G L Holloway, 135 Maple Road, Penge, England
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work at Mont St.Quentin on 2 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Military Cross

'On 2nd September 1918, this Officer was in charge of the briade forward signal party during the attack east of Mont St. Quentin. He made a daring reconnaissance under heavy shell fire to select his station position, and while it was being established he courageously repaired lines in shelled areas where he would not order his men to go. It was due to his untiring efforts in the face of machine gun fire of the heaviest nature his coolness, gallantry, and control that communications were maintained throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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