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Joseph Henry NOTT

Regimental number1
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
AddressHigh Street, Rutherglen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Williamm Nott, High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Transport)
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A25 Anglo Egyptian on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: Cg 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Military Cross

'For gallantry, initiative, and devotion to duty. On 28th August 1918, in the vicinity of Maricourt, when, owing to heavy fire, runners from the front line were unable to get back, this officer was sent out with a patrol to gain information. He found a gap in our infantry line, which he succeeded in closing up. He then worked along the whole line and obtained the location of our troops, their company and battalion headquarters, and gave each of them valuable information as to the locations of our own and enemy troops. This information he successfully carried to divisional headquarters. He was on duty continuously for fourteen days, and obtained most valuable and accurate information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry while in command of a mounted detachment at Piezieres on 10th September 1918. When the situation was obscure, the attack being on a wide front, with pockets of the enemy still holding out, he went forward to gain touch with the flanks. Under intense shell and machine gun fire he carried out a thorough reconnaissance and brought back information of the utmost value. His gallant and capable work has afforded great assistance throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 February 1978
Place of burialFootscray Cemetery

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