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Regimental number2067
Place of birthBerry New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Margaret Ann Morrow, Rosebank, via Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 9th October 1917 East of YPRES near the HANNEBEKE, this Driver was carrying ammunition to his Battery, by pack transport, under heavy shell fire. He was blown over several times by the concussion but continued his work and delivered his ammunition. He was very badly shaken and was kept under medical observation, but he would not report sick until his Battery was withdrawn from the line when he had to be sent immediately to the Field Ambulance. Throughout the operations from September 10th to 25th October 1917 this Driver has never hesitated in his task of taking up ammunition to his Battery by day or night regardless of heavy shell fire and by his fearlessness has set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 June 1952

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