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Regimental number525
Place of birthLanark Scotland
AddressRegent Street, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Elsie D McRoberts, 9 Regent Street, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918

Military Medal

'For great bravery and devotion to duty at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 5th April 1918. When ammunition was wanted in the front line he led a party across exposed ground, under heavy Machine gun and Rifle fire, and safely delivered the ammunition. Later in the day when the position was critical he led a mixed platoon in a counter-attack, after his Officer had been mortally wounded, drove back the enemy and re-established the front line. His coolness and personal courage under very trying circumstances were of the greatest possible assistance in restoring the original line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.

Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 997 Sergeant Colin CLARK, 40th Bn, died of wounds, 29 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 May 1941

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