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Dennis William MYER

Regimental number3755
Place of birthHornsby New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address5 Richard Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, George Myer, 5 Richard Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Halle on 31 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry under fire and conspicuously good service. Near HALLE on 31st August 1918, T/2nd Corporal MYER was one of a party constructing bridges across the SOMME. The locality in which T/2nd Corporal MYER was working was exposed to direct machine gun fire of all kinds. Repeatedly the party was driven off the work, several casualties being sustained but each time he was foremost in getting back to work. By his energy and skill he set a fine example to the rest of the party and did much towards the success of the work. He then took a leading part in the construction of the pontoon bridge over the canal. Despite extreme fatigue T/2nd Corporal set a splendid example of energy and resource to all those about him, cheering and encouraging the men in addition to working unremittingly himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 September 1946
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery

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