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Lindsay Ernest BARRETT

Regimental number1842
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressFrances, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Sarah Barrett, Frances, South Australia
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Victoria Cross (Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal)


Conspicuous single-handed act of gallantry while in charge of a machine gun.(East of Ypres)
Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a shell killed or wounded the whole of two detachments except himself he continued to lay, load, and fire, one gun by himself for ten to fifteen minutes until ordered to stop and assist the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 September 1967
Place of burialMurray Bridge Cemetery

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