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Herbert Edward MAIDEN

Regimental number943
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kin..., Charles Maiden, 73 Mayall Road, Brixton, London, England
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918

Military Medal

'For good work done at POZIERES from 5th to 8th August, 1916, and also from 28th to 31st August, 1916. During most of this period he was in charge of the Lewis guns and displayed exceptional ability in handling his guns and crews under heavy shelling. Frequently he was out in No Man's Land all night with his guns whenever an attack was imminent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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