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Leonard Edward JARVIS

Regimental number549
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs Catherine Mary Jarvis, c/o Brisbane PO, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous bravery in action carrying messages during the attack on Malt Trench, North of Warlencourt.
Recommendation date: 11 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Leonard Jarvis on NR

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery in action. In the attack on MALT TRENCH, north of WARLENCOURT, on the night of the 1st/2nd March, 1917, he carried messages to and from the front line through a heavy barrage. He showed great pluck and determination throughout the action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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