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Lloyd Herbert MALIN

Regimental number476
Place of birthHarrington, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationNavvy
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Herbert Malin, 92 High Street, Eversham, Worcester, England
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Original recommendation for Distinguished Conduct Medal altered to Military Medal.
Recommendation date: 8 April 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Private MALIN, was one of the Pioneer working party under Lieutenant REID, constructing Tunnels through the Railway embankment between BUIRE and DERNANCOURT on 5th April, 1918. This man was a splendid example to all by his coolness and courage, during the enemy attack he was slightly wounded at about 11 a.m. and was sent back to the dressing station to have his wounds dressed, within an hour he returned to his post, and continued during the remainder of the attack, and assisting to hold the position. By his coolness, cheerfulness and example under most trying circumstances was invaluable in keeping up the moral of the men.'

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Herbert Lloyd MALIN

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