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Regimental number5141
Place of birthClunes Victoria
AddressGrant Street, Clunes, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mr A Mitchell Grant Street, Clunes, Victoria
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 11 January 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and determination in carrying a despatch to the front line through the most intense enemy bombardment. Later, he rendered valuable service by acting as a guide to a company which was being relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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