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Henry Havelock MOREY

Regimental number5383
Place of birthNew Norfolk Tasmania
OccupationDraper's assistant
AddressNorth Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs E S Morey, 41 High Street, North Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameConvalescent Depot, Harefield Park, London
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/84/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row N, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Eliza Susanne MOREY, 5 Paviour Street, New Town, Tasmania

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty South East of MERICOURT, near ALBERT on the night of 28th/29th July 1918. He fearlessly directed and led his bearers in the evacuation of wounded under very heavy shell fire and over broken ground for many hours. By his total disregard for his personal safety and by his cheerfulness he set a splendid example to his men. On one occasion this N.C.O, having been informed by a passing runner that a man was lying out wounded in a crop several hundred yards from the Aid Post, proceeded to search for the wounded soldier, although the shelling was very heavy at the time. After a prolonged search he found the men and having rendered urgent attention he returned to his post, led out his squad, and brought the wounded man in.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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

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