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Roy McCALLUM

Regimental number2399
Place of birthApsley Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressApsley, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs W O'Connor, Apsley, Victoria
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous coolness and bravery under fire in rescuing wounded.' (South of Pronville, 21 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 27 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In trenches South of PRONVILLE, CPL McCALLUM is recommended for consopicuous coolness and bravery under fire on 21st April 1917. An advanced post was being heavily shelled. This N.C.O. went under heavy shell fire and enemy sniping, brought in one wounded man and then guided to the post a stretcher party who brought in another wounded man.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 March 1978
Age at death84
Place of burialCasterton Cemetery, Victoria

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