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Eric Murray INGLIS

Regimental number39
Date of birth19 August 1893
Place of birthRoseworthy South Australia
AddressBrigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, T E Inglis, Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 4 August 1915


Unit: INF10
Promotion date: 20 February 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Meritoriouis work at Gallipoli and Fleurbaix. Showed great gallantry at Pozieres.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Military Cross

Conspicuous bravery and resource in extinguishing fire in bomb dump, thereby saving many lives. (Bullecourt 7-8 May 1917).
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When under heavy hostile shell fire a bomb dump was set on fire. He at once dashed forward and assisted to remove the boxes and extinguish the fire, thus preventing a serious explosion. His prompt action undoubtedly saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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

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