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James KERMODE

Regimental number948
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationFarmer
AddressNorton's Summit, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Jane Kermode, Norton's Summit, South Australia
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Refers 19 April 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', No. 30474 12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75 (17 June 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 2 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of a Lewis gun team. He showed great judgment and courage, when isolated and under heavy shell fire, in covering the withdrawal of two companies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1918

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