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Russell Thomas Sydney JARVIS

Regimental number11994
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationProof reader
AddressBalmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Jarvis, 44 Birchgrove Road, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialYpres Reservoir Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 66), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Charles and Margaret JARVIS; husband of Alice JARVIS, 'Soissons', 44 Birchgrove Road, Balmain, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales~
Medals

Military Medal

'On 10th June, 1917, at PLOEGSTEERT WOOD, this N.C.O. was on duty evacuating casualties from a temporary R.A.P. in a shell hole in No Man's Land. There was a heavy hostile bombardment on the area at the time. A 5.9 inch shell fell into a neighbouring shell hole in which a party of Divisional Signal Engineers were working, killing many, wounding and burying four others. Lance Corporal JARVIS led his party to this shell hole regardless of hostile barrage, succeeded in digging out the wounded men and then in conveying them to the nearest R.A.P. for attention. By his utter disregard for personal safety and by his bravery and example to his men this N.C.O. undoubtedly saved the lives of these wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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