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Edward Alma McLAUCHLAN

Regimental number4253
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarrier
Address44 Eveleigh Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H McLauchlan, 44 Eveleigh Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of 4th July, 1918, during operations at VAIRE WOOD, Privates 3536 J.C.] TONG and 4253 E.A. McLAUGHLAN] went forward with the Battalion forward party as runners. Within thirty minutes from time of hopping off, they delivered their first message from the advancing troops, under a very heavy enemy barrage. Returning to their forward station they set to work digging in and helping to establish the forward signal party. Working continuously for 7 or 8 hours delivering messages to Battalion Headquarters and forward Companies they displayed the utmost bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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