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Godfrey James McLEAN

Regimental number25874
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSalesman
Address154 Brighton Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J McLean, 154 Brighton Street, East Richmond, Victoria
Previous military service56th Infantry
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our line opposite ALBERT and DERNANCOURT on the 5th April 1918. Although wounded, this N.C.O. continued to serve his gun single handed when the remainder of the detachment were wounded, and unable to perform their duties. He showed great courage and set a fine example to his men throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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