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Address61 Erskine Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Maclaren, 61 Erskine Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Previous military service25th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 3rd Supplement (15 May 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140 (27 August 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He withdrew his guns from their pits and brought them into action to a flank at a range of about 400 yards, and thus materially assisted in repelling an enemy attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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