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Charles William NEVILL

Regimental number11517
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressClissold Parade, Campsie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMrs E T Neville, Clissold Parade, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Zonnebeke on 22 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 22nd October, 1917, at ZONNEBEKE (east of YPRES) hostile shell fire ignited a number of Howitzer charges at the battery position. Gunner NEVILL at great personal risk and despite heavy shelling extinguished the fire thereby preventing the fire spreading to the adjacent ammunition. His coolness and pluck undoubtedly saved casualties to his comrades and the destruction of the ammunition and guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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