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Eric Stanley KATER

Regimental number574
Date of birth5 March 1890
Place of birthWarren New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressMumbilbone, Warren, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs E H Kater, Mumbilbone, Warren, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: LH1
Promotion date: 11 August 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: "4 November 1917

Unspecified


Recommendation date: ? August 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 16 February 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He held on to a forward position with great coolness and determination, though fired on from three sides with machine guns and rifles, and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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

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