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Clyde George Lewis INGATE

Regimental number7188
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Addressc/o Grimbey Ltd., Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss Gladys Ingate, c/o Fays, Liverpool Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service4th AGA
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

For conspicuous gallantry in assisting to extinguish a fire in an ammunition dump under heavy enemy shelling.
Recommendation date: 21 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst his battery was under very heavy shell fire an intense fire was started by a direct hit upon his gun pit, and spread to an ammunition dump. In company with an officer he proceeded twice to the fire and extinguished it, at very great personal risk from enemy fire and the explosion of the burning ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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