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Roy Gladstone MONRO

Regimental number6733
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWanella, Stuart Street, Longueville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Hector R Monro, Wanella, Stuart Street, Longueville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Military Medal

'On 15/16 May 1917 between A.C.S. and A.D.S. near Noreuil this driver displayed conspicuous coolness and bravery whilst his wagon was under very heavy shell fire. At night, when his wagon was shelled most heavily, he drove his team with skill and judgment and helped materially in getting the wounded away to safety with all speed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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