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Ralph Julian MINTY

Regimental number2612
Place of birthBomham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louise Minty, Broomham, Chippenham, Wilts, England
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).


Military Medal

'During operations from 7th to 12th June 1917 near MESSINES Corporal MINTY showed exceptional devotion to duty taking charge of gun right through operation and setting a fine example to his gun crew.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations west of Bellenglise, on 18th September 1918. He went forward and established two Stokes mortars, one on either flank of the attacking battalion, silencing enemy machine guns. He supervised the mule train which was keeping up ammunition supplies to the Front, and it was due to his guiding that ammunition was available for the infantry when digging in.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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