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Regimental number2425
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
OccupationTelephone linesman
AddressValiant Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "10 and 14 October 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'For gallant and devoted service during the operations near JONCOURT on 3rd October, 1918. On 3rd October, 1918 when the positions of the Companies on the left of our sector were very indefinite and when a share fight was raging in the trench system he worked forward and obtained communication with the two Company Commanders. To do this he had to move over the open on ground continually swept by machine gun fire for a distance of about 800 yards. He brought back most valuable information. In the afternoon he made a tour of the line, working between detached posts over the open country, regardless of machine guns which intermittently swept the area. His information was again most valuable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 March 1957
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery

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