The AIF Project

Edward Barker MUNDLE

Regimental number2850
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, George Mundle, 56 Lewis Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Bray-sur-Somme on 22 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Medal

'On the early morning of the 22nd August, 1918, during the offensive on the west of BRAY SUR SOMME, No. 2850, Private MUNDLE was employed as runner, attached to Lieutenant J.H. JAMES, M.C. He was continuously carrying messages, after the objective was reached, from the front line, which was on the forward slope just in front of the village, and swept continuously by enemy machine gun and rifle fire, which was particularly bad in this quarter. Through the messages he took to the trench mortar Officer, and to Company Headquarters, however, the situation was able to be effectively dealt with, and communication kept up. Throughout the whole operation, Private MUNDLE showed great courage and devotion to duty, setting a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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