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Albert NERI

Regimental number1860
Place of birthNewcastle-Upon-Tyne England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address17 Simpson Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMrs M Neri, Day Dawn, Western Australia
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentFarrier Sergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 16 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'During the period 25th February 1918 to 16th September 1918. During the whole of his service in France and particularly for the above period this N.C.O. has shown great devotion to duty combined with courage and initiative in supplying the Battery with ammunition. He had on many occasions to set out to find the Battery position in the dark, over shell torn country covered with trenches and wire with only an approximate map location to guide him. He never failed to locate the guns and deliver the ammunition. His work for the whole period has been most praiseworthy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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