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Angus McINNES

Regimental number1176
Place of birthStawell Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressSwan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Angus McInnes, Swan Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 26 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Mont St.Quentin on 2 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations on 2nd September 1918, East of MONT ST. QUENTIN, near PERONNE, Lance Corporal McINNES was carrying despatches between Battalion Headquarters and Brigade Forward Station on horseback. He repeatedly rode through a very heavy enemy barrage. Though his comrade was wounded, he carried on alone, and his courage in spite of the very heavy enemy fire was most marked. he showed conspicuous courage during the whole operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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