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Lionel Marcellus LONSDALE

Regimental number758
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address20 Charles Street, Enmore
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFanny Lonsdale, 20 Charles Street, Enmore
Enlistment date28 April 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'Conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, also initiative as guide, rendering valuable services. (Pozieres)'.
Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry prior to an attack. On his own initiative he acted as a guide, standing on the parapet and issuing directions with the utmost coolness. He was twice wounded, but each time returned at once to duty after being dressed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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