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Henry NEVILLE

Regimental number2108
Place of birthStaffordshire England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressRock Valley via Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinCousin, H Burrows, c/o Mrs R Oakley, Rock Valley via Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 22 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. was in charge of an Engineer Pack Troop engaged in carrying stores from ZONNEBEKE to the BROODSEINDE RIDGE on 14th October, 1917, and although the area traversed was heavily shelled both by H.E. and gas shells, he delivered his loads of stores at the appointed place. Both before and after 14th October, 1917, he went out daily with the Pack Troop and moved stores to the forward dumps, the work being carried out under most trying and difficult conditions. It was largely due to his courage and energy that the stores were fed forward for urgent work in the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 June 1980

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