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Tamillas Robert MAPPIN

Regimental number13318
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressCamberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W S Mappin, 38 Seymour Grove, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer during operations near ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES on 13th October, 1917, especially under the following circumstances: on the afternoon of date mentioned whilst the enemy was very heavily shelling the area between the Railway Dump and the loading post of the YPRES ZONNEBEKE Road, this soldier very courageously repeatedly formed one of a squad to carry numerous wounded requiring immediate evacuation through this heavily shelled area, which it was impossible to avoid, and over exceedingly difficult ground owing to shell craters, which fact rendered it practically impossible for an unencumbered man to make headway. He with great endurance and bravery continued to do this notwithstanding the fact that he, himself, was wounded in the thigh, which was causing him great pain and with which he might quite reasonably have been evacuated. His steady devotion to duty was a wonderful example of self-sacrifice to his fellow bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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