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Cyril Lance NEWITT

Regimental number1316
Other NamesNEWETT
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressShore Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mary A. Miller, Shore Street, Beaconsfield, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 12th October, 1917, when all roads and approaches to his Battery at TOKIO (east of YPRES) were under a very heavy and concentrated barrage, ammunition was urgently required. Driver C.L. NEWITT was packing ammunition. One of his horses was wounded and both badly bogged several times. In spite of the heavy shell fire he persevered and stuck to his work until all his ammunition was delivered to the guns. Throughout the whole operations this Driver has done excellent work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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