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Stanley David OWEN

Regimental number16187
Place of birthYarraville Victoria
AddressCarlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W Owen, 208 Canning Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military service16th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Military Medal

'After being continuously on duty in POLYGON WOOD near Ypres from night of 25th/26th September, 1917 to 27th September, 1917 by his courage and determination kept his squad together, led them out from shelter at the 59th Battalion R.A.P. under heavy shell and Machine Gun fire, dressed and brought in two men who were badly wounded and got them back down the route of evacuation to the next relay he then went backwards and forwards between the two positions making in all three complete journeys, under fire the whole time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 61905 Pte Herbert Arthur OWEN, 23rd Bn, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919.

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