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Clarence Edgar LOTEN

Regimental number1461
Place of birthTaree New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHarrow Road, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Margaret Loten, Harrow Road, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'(Pozieres) For conspicuous gallantry while in charge of machine gun rendering valuable service.'
Second citation (for Military Medal, changed to DCM) reads: 'For conspicuous gallantry at Pozieres when, in command of a gun he advanced into a trench and succeeded in effecting the capture of six prisoners.'
Recommendation date: 18 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. Although encumbered with ammunition boxes, he succeeded in effecting the capture of six prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

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