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Harry Cuthbert LYNN

Regimental number628
Place of birthSt Albans South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAuctioneer
AddressPenola, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, S J Lynn, Penola, South Australia
Enlistment date20 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 23 September 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 7 January 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Gallantry and ability in attack, and good work on patrol. (Pozieres).'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led the first wave of the attack with great dash and skill. He also did fine patrol work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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