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Cyril Norman BEVAN

Regimental number8743
Place of birthBallina New South Wales
AddressCrown Street, Camperdown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, N J Bevan, Crown Street, Camperdown, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Harbonnieres on 15 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the afternoon of the 15th August 1918 near HARBONNIERES East of AMIENS, these two men were acting as Telephonists to a Forward Observing party. A very important shoot had to be undertaken prior to a minor operation by our infantry. Great difficulty was experienced in maintaining communications as the enemy heavily shelled the telephone line route throughout the afternoon. Two telephonists of the party were mortally wounded, but these two men under heavy shelling patrolled the line throughout the shoot, mending many breaks. By their devotion to duty the Forward Observing Officer was able to carry out the destructive shoot, thereby assisting our infantry in their ultimate successful advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 March 1971

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