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Duncan Struan MAXWELL

Regimental number447
Other NamesMAXWELL, Duncan Struan.
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCommonwealth Bank, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, C.J. Maxwell, Commonwealth Bank, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: "4-16 September 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He held the portion of the tench captured by his company, repulsing three counter attacks. He displayed great courage and initiative throughout, and set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 59 Capt Arthur Mainwaring MAXWELL, 6th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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