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Regimental number663
Place of birthFremantle Western Australia
OccupationTram conductor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. Sharp, Harvey, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Forty-One on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: Refers 3 November 1917.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: Letter dated 15 April 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a machine gun in an advanced post amidst rough and difficult country, he, together with two other men, were isolated and kept under fire for over two hours by enemy snipers, during which period his two comrades became casualties. He nevertheless continued to fire his gun, and engaged the enemy at close range. His determined action assisted materially in the occupation of the line which formed the objective, and in driving out a group of enemy snipers. His conduct was beyond all praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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

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