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Regimental number24413
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
OccupationHorse breaker
Address24 Rusden Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Lafrank, 24 Rusden Street, Elsternwick, Victoria
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 3, Section 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/91/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Hamel from 4th-15th August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'Between 4th August and 15th August, 1918, at HAMEL, this N.C.O. rendered most valuable service in charge of ammunition wagons supplying ammunition to forward battery positions. This supply of ammunition was frequently carried out under heavy shell fire and machine gun fire, and the coolness and leadership displayed by this N.C.O. set a splendid example to the men under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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