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Frederick Peter MAY

Regimental number12813
Place of birthCurramulka South Australia
AddressLameroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E May, Curramulka, South Australia
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919

Military Medal

'From noon 11th October, 1917, East of YPRES, this man worked continuously day and night for four days. He carried wounded men from the most Advanced Regimental Aid Post under exceptionally heavy shell fire and very trying conditions (the mud being frequently up to his waist). Although almost exhausted by his very heavy work he insisted on carrying on with his duties until all the wounded were clear. The splendid example and dauntless courage of this man nerved his tired comrades to fresh efforts. He showed a complete disregard for his own safety, and after being thrown down by an exploding shell, struggled on with his patient to a place of safety.'
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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