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Henry HOLT

Regimental number11485
Place of birthPreston England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
AddressBuller Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Holt, 41 Trafford Street, Preston, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work on 29 October 1917 near Zonnebeke.'
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 29th October, 1917, this Driver delivered ammunition to a Battery in the vicinity of ZONNEBEKE (east of YPRES) under very heavy enemy shell fire, at a very critical period. Whilst doing so Driver HOLT was severely wounded. He displayed great courage and set a splendid example of keen devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 April 1972

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