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Henry Harrison PEARD

Regimental number363
Place of birthBowna New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressAlbury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, V U Peard, Townsend Street, Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 2 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The enemy opened up a heavy fire upon our men, who were assaulting the final objective, from a certain redoubt. He, together with another Sergeant, went forward to this redoubt, where ten of the enemy were killed, two captured, and the remainder routed. This performance was one of great coolness and courage, and by this gallant deed many valuable lives were saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 27 July 1918

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