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Arthur MAKIN

Regimental number6103
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJeweller
Address8 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Sampson Makin, Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On morning of 14th May, 1918 during enemy attack on our lines near MORLANCOURT south of Albert ????? these two men did excellent work in getting back messages through the enemy barrage to Company and Battalion Headquarters. They carried important messages several times between the Company and Companies on flanks, through Machine Gun and shell fire, when all signal communications had broken down. by this means liaison was kept with the other Companies of the battalion and greatly assisted the success of the counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal

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