The AIF Project

Nicholas Lisle LAND

Regimental number1881A
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCunnamulla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Lane, Cunnamulla, Queensland
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Field Artillery Reinforcement
Promotion date: 5 December 1918


Unit: 5th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 5 March 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 September 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: Letter & List 16 November 1921


Military Medal

'On the morning of 3rd September 1917, seven of the ammunition dumps in the gun positions of the 55th Battery, Eat of YPRES, were set on fire. The explosion of the ammunition also set alight the camouflage covering of three guns. By the prompt and courageous action of Corporal LAND accompanied by Corporal OLSEN and Gunner Brand in extinguishing the fires, probable loss of life and damage to material was averted. It is estimated that at least two guns and 800 rounds of ammunition were saved.'

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

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