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Clifford LABRAM

Regimental number1068
Place of birthSouthwark, South Australia
SchoolThebarton Public School, Hindmarsh Public School, Sturt Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWinwood Street, Southwark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Labram, Winwood Street, Southwark, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

FateDied of wounds 14 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death22.5
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row C, Grave No 1), Belgium
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary Jane LABRAM, 15 Winwood Street, Southwark, Adelaide, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'On 26th September, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE this man showed special gallantry and coolness in the advance to the first objective. On capture of the first objective he carried out the work allotted to him with great energy, setting an excellent example in rapid consolidation. On completion of his task he saw some wounded men in front who had fallen during the attack by the troops detailed for the second objective. Although this ground was then under heavy hostile shell fire, LABRAM left his cover and went forward. He dressed the wounded under fire and brought them into his trench. He showed great courage throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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