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Edwyn John MOUNTAIN

Regimental number925
Date of birth24 December 1891
Place of birthMerthyr Tydfil, South Wales
SchoolIcklesham School, Sussex, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressIda Vale, Gidley via Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W Mountain, School House, Icklesham, Sussex, England
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 12 November 1917

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 11 August 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He led his platoon brilliantly, and with four men he captured three machine gun teams, totalling one officer and twenty other ranks. Later, he captured an officer and twenty two men and in consolidating the final objective he rendered very great assistance in re-organising his company. Throughout he showed splendid courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 3 April 1919

Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as Recruiting Officer, New England district, stationed at Tamworth.
Date of death15 June 1971
Age at death79
Place of burialLincoln Grove Memorial Gardens, Tamworth, New South Wales

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