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Edmund Arthur PAINTER

Regimental number556
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionAgnostic
OccupationPrinter
Address45 Erin Street, Richmond West, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs V H Painter, 189 Lennox Street, Richmond West, Victoria
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 October 1917"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty in action East of YPRES on 4th October 1917. This N.C.O. kept his Battery supplied with rations in the front line during the action of 4th/5th instant. In spite of the difficulties caused by intense enemy shelling both in the rear and forward areas, and notwithstanding the exceedingly muddy conditions which made carrying very difficult he persevered and was successful.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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