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Herbert Claude Alex JARVIS

Regimental number2043
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMonteagle via Young, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Jarvis, Monteagle via Young, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "14 June 1917 (Awarded 24 June 1917)"

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At about 11 p.m. on the 28th May 1917, Driver JARVIS was a Driver of a G.S. Wagon Team proceeding along the NEUVE EGLISE-DE KENNABAK road, when the road came under heavy shell fire. A H.E. shell burst amongst the convoy killing one man and wounding JARVIS and other man. The Officer-in-Charge gave orders for the wagons to be driven into a paddock nearby to wait until the shelling had ceased. The wheel Driver had been killed and had fallen on the road, and although himself badly wounded, Driver JARVIS drove his team into safety - a distance of 350 yards. His wound was then examined and on being ordered to Field Ambulance, he still protested against leaving his team. By his pluck and coolness this man set a splendid example to the other men of the convoy.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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