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Douglas Stanley KYLE

Regimental number1118
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address36 Alice Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs H E Kyle, 36 Alice Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "23 September and 2 October 1918"

FateReturned to Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'This soldier was sent forward with a ration party to the front line on the night of 11th September, 1918 in the JEANCOURT sector. In pushing through a heavy enemy barrage, the whole party was wounded. Though severely wounded in the leg, Private KYLE succeeded, alone, in getting the rations forward to the men in the line. This courage, devotion to duty and determination, set the finest example to his Unit. NOTE: Wounded, shell, right leg, severe.' Second description reads: 'Near JEANCOURT on the night 11th September, 1918, Private KYLE went forward with a ration party to the front line. In pushing through a heavy enemy barrage, the whole party was wounded. Though severely wounded in the leg, Private KYLE succeeded alone in getting the rations forward to the men in the line. His courage, determination and devotion to duty set the finest example to his unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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