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Arthur John Chilvers MURIEL

Place of birthFitzroy Victoria
Address165 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, A Muriel,165 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Victoria Cross

Recommendation date: "8 April 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 6 May 1918

Bar to Military Cross

Recommendation date: 6 October 1918"

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went with a party under cover of darkness to take possession of a farm, held by enemy, when a fire broke out and lit up the suroundings, and the party came under heavy machine gun fire. He then went forward alone, located a machine gun, and brought back information, which was the means of saving valuable lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsWar service: Western Front Medals: Military Cross and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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