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Allan Sydney Phillips BASEY

Regimental number1828
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
AddressRailway Terrace, North Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Lucy Sophia Basey, Railway Terrace, North Goodwood, South Australia
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 1 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. By a daring and skilful personal reconnaissance he found cover for his gun team in a forward position and assisted his officer to bring the gun into action, although wounded in the left arm. The whole operation was carried on under intense and accurate hostile fire of every description, and it was largely due to his splendid pluck and resource that his officer was successful in getting his gun into action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1829 Gunner Morris George Denton BASEY, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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