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Regimental number15338
Place of birthMaldon Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinBrother, Clement Sinclair Nankivell, 404 Bulwar Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSeptember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous and continued gallantry and determined devotion to duty. From 8th August to 1st September 1918, Sapper NANKIVELL has consistently carried out most gallant and valuable work in the front line; particularly on the night of 23rd/24th August, in laying out the Jumping-off tape for the 2nd Australian Infantry Brigade beyond PROYART, under fire, taking great pains to check his work to ensure accuracy. He has, on a great number of occasions, surveyed the front line posts - repeatedly exposing himself in daylight in order to be accurate. Again, on the outskirts of PERONNE, on the morning of September 1st., this Sapper most gallantly volunteered, and brought in wounded, to a place of safety, under direct machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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