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James Edward MUNT

Regimental number5426
Place of birthLaidley Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressDallarnil, via Cordalba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Munt, Dallarnil, Isis Branch, Queensland
Enlistment date14 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


'Great leadership and personal bravery while in charge of ration parties, rendering valuable services.' (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES from 30th Sept., to 8th Oct., 1917, L/Cpl MUNT was in charge of the ration parties daily. He showed great leadership on all occasions and kept up supplies reguarly regardless of enemy barrage, machine gun and sniper's fire. On one occasion this N.C.O. volunteered to bring forward an extra supply of wate after having just returned to the lines with the rations. This he carried out successfully during daylight passing through the most trying and demoralising enemy shell fire.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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