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Edward Hewitt NUNN

Regimental number6830
Date of birth27 November 1891
Place of birthLeichardt, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
Address12 Tebbutt Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Nunn, 12 Tebbutt Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentMotor Transport Driver
Unit name301st Company (Mechanical Transport), 8th Army Service Corps (17th Divisional Ammunition Column), 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/98/2
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian Siege Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Immediate award, while attached to 7th Field Ambulance Brigade.
Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations on 7th April, 1918, near BAS DE HANGARD, Corporal NUNN drove continuously a Ford Motor Ambulance from U.8.a.95.95 through CACHY to a Regimental Aid Post at U.21.a.5.9. for about 7 hours (from 05.00 to 1200). This road for about 2,000 yards is under direct observation and was heavily shelled at the time, as was also the village of CACHY. Corporal NUNN's disregard of danger, and skill, enabled all the casualties to be rapidly cleared from the Regimental Aid Post, and undoubtedly saved the lives of many wounded men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II; commissioned Lieutenant 4 July 1940, Home Service.

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Date of death20 April 1983
Place of burialMilitary Section, Rookwood Cemetery, New South Wales

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