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Eric Ralph LITTLE

Regimental number3584
Place of birthLithgow New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCompositor
AddressWest Kogarah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr A E Little, 'Clwydd', Union Street, West Kogarah, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 4 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the clearing of the town of Peronne, 1st and 2nd September, 1918, this N.C.O.'s platoon was repeatedly held up by machine gun nests. With remarkable courage and initiation he destroyed each in turn. During the consolidation he went forward with two men and closely reconnoitred the enemy position, bringing back valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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