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James Silvester McHARDIE

Regimental number2378
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRussell Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William McHardie, Russell Street, Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work at Broodseind Ridge on 4 and 5 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of his platoon. He captured a machine gun and crew, and occupied the most advanced position held by the battalion, from which he succeeded in dispersing enemy troops massing for counter attack. He handled his Lewis gun in person after the team had become casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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

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