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James Robert Beattie LOVE

Regimental number2241
Place of birthKilleter Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMissionary
AddressStrathalbyn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Margaret G. Love, Strathalbyn, South Australia
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Refers 27 March 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out his duties with great courage and coolness during an action, attending to the wounded and carrying them to safety under heavy machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the skilful handling of his gun teams, and successfully repelling two enemy counter attacks, which were vigourously launched, whilst one new line was in process of consolidation. It was due to his prompt action and coolness that the position was maintained at a very critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 February 1947

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