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Regimental number3015
Place of birthRydal New South Wales
AddressWest Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Agnes McClintock, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (altered to Mention in Despatches)

Recommendation date: 30 April 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 August 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919

Military Medal

'During operations on 8th and 9th August 1918 this N.C.O. commanded his section then his platoon displaying great courage and ability at critical moments. On 9th instant South East of HARBONNIERES when the advance was held up by enemy machine gun fire he took charge of the platoon after his Platoon Commander and Senior N.C.O's were casualties and led them forward cooperating with flanking Lewis Guns fire thus forcing the enemy to surrender and killing many. Through his quick action, bravery and initiative on the spot an awkward situation was disposed of and the advance successfully continued.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry, leadership and devotion to duty. On 29th September near BELLICOURT when the enemy were bombing in on our left this N.C.O. led a party against them and showed the greatest bravery and coolness in directing the attack. When a tank came up he quickly took advantage of this support and made good a long length of trenches and saps. Throughout the day he continued to harass the enemy. His boldness, personal bravery and initiative were a splendid example of capable leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 June 1969
Age at death87
Place of burialWest Wyalong Cemetery, New South Wales

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