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Ernest Alfred HVITFELT

Regimental number6278
Place of birthAbo Finland
Address1 St Marys Terrace, Lower Domain, East Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, A Hvitfelt, Abo, Finland
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Hesbecourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia

Military Medal

'On the 18th September, 1918 during our operations east of HESBECOURT, Private HUITFELT who is a Company stretcher bearer, showed remarkable courage and marked devotion to duty in attending to wounded in the face of the enemy and under heavy shell and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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