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Vivian Thomas MAYNARD

Regimental number++1695
Place of birthWindsor Victoria
Address'Endsleigh', Thorn Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisaz Maynard, 'Endsleigh', Thorn Street, Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Ambulance 3, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 22 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the first Australian Divisional Offensive on 11th August 1918, No 1695 Private Vivian Thomas MAYNARD with No. 572 Private A.C. EVA was on duty with six other stretcher bearers of 3rd Australian Field Ambulance when a gas shrapnel shell suddenly exploded amongst them killing one man and severly wounding or gassing the other five men. Although these two men were considerably shaken by the shock of the explosion and were subjected to a heavy shell fire at the time, nevertheless set to work immediately adjusting the respirators of their wounded comrades, dressed their wounds and carried them to safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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