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Frederick Neill LE MESSURIER

Date of birth12 January 1891
OccupationResident Medical Officer, Adelaide Hospital
AddressMill Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinA Le Messurier, Mill Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date7 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameStationary Hospital 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Major


Unit: No 12 Field Ambulance
Promotion date: 14 November 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

DSO


Recommendation date: 26 February 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
Recommendation date: 28 February 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

DSO


'Work near Hamel on 8-10 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was continuously in the front line during both stages of an attack, assisting in collecting and arranging for the prompt disposal of the wounded to the rear. He behaved splendidly and by his untiring efforts and a complete disregard of his own safety he greatly assisted the brigade throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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