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Melrose Holtom MAILER

Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressCraig Rossie Avenue, Moreland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Melrose Mailer, 'Glencairn', Craig Rossie Avenue, Moreland, Victoria
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked for 48 hours attending the wounded in the open under most difficult conditions and heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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