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Marshall Stanley KELLETT

Regimental number7192
Place of birthPenrith New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHigh Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Kellett, High Street, Penrith, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal)

Work near Mont St.Quentin on 2 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 6 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and determination near MONT ST QUENTIN, near PERRONE, on the 2nd September 1918. This Non Commissioned Officer was No. 1 of a gun of a section of his battery detailed to follow closely the advance of our Infantry. His section was very heavily shelled by the enemy resulting in his Section Commander and three gunners of his detachment becoming casualties. he at once took command of the Section, placed two wounded gunners in a place of safety, kept his own gun in action by himself until relief arrived and carried on as Section Commander for three hours engaging all targets which presented themselves.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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

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