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Thomas HOULDEN

Regimental number5651
Place of birthBaumber England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTeranna Street, North Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs J M Houlden, Teranna Street, North Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our line opposite ALBERT and DERNANCOURT on 5th April 1918. When badly wounded and while he was being dressed he continued to control the fire of his gun. He set a fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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