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Cecil Elizabeth MEDCALF

Regimental number7602
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWest Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C Medcalf, 449 Elizabeth Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date6 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near ASCENSION WOOD on 18th September 1918. This man displayed great courage and dash. When the enemy second line was reached he was one of the first to jump into the trench and push along to the left. He encountered several of the enemy who were attempting to place a barricade across part of the trench. under cover of the intense darkness and rain he jumped out of the trench, worked his way carefully along the top and was able to drop several bombs right in amongst the enemy before they knew of his presence. He accounted for six, five being killed with the bombs, one he shot as he attempted to escape. He is at all times a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 December 1964

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