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Henry LYNE

Regimental number1437
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMining engineer
Address'Wingfield', Flemington Place, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMrs Lyne, 'Wingfield', Flemington Place, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when an enemy destructive shot opened on his gun position. One of his guns received a direct hit, and the camouflage and ammunition of an adjoining pit was set on fire. He rushed into the pit, and, by throwing earth on the blazing camouflage and exploding ammunition, extinguished the fire and saved the bulk of the ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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