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Arthur George LINES

Regimental number2447
Place of birthTea Tree South Australia
AddressKlemzig, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emmiline Maud Lines, Fife Street, Hamilton, Klemzig, South Australia
Previous military service80th Infantry
Enlistment date27 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near LE VERQUIER on the 18th September, 1918. Private LINES, when his Company was held up in front of Objective by enemy machine gun fire, with great daring took his lewis gun section forward taking up a position from which he was able to enfilade and smother the enemy fire, thus allowing his Company to continue the advance. Pushing forward he established a post in advance inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and enfilading a trench which was still occupied by them. At great personal risk he proceeded still further down a sunken road and opened fire on the enemy eventually driving them from the position. His work throughout showed an utter disregard for personal safety, his leadership and initiative creating great confidence in his section.'
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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