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Lyndon Kirke NEALE

Regimental number7415
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEstate agent
Address'Boronia', Elizabeth Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C A Neale, 'Boronia', Elizabeth Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Lyndon Kirk

Military Cross

'On 17th October 1918, at St. Souplet, he was detailed with three men to ascertain machine gun defences. He joined the first wave of infantry and pressed forward with them through heavy enemy barrage. During the advance, he and one runner carried the other two who had been wounded to an aid post under fire, and then by personal reconnaissance he obtained an accurate statement of the infantry progress. Later, he led his section in the advance. He showed throughout great gallantry, coolness, and ability.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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