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Thomas Alexander PERRY

Regimental number6073
Place of birthEidsvold Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressEidsvold, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Perry, Eidsvold, Queensland
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Lihons on 17 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 26 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Is recommended for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near LIHONS on 17th August 1918. This N.C.O., was in command of Ration carrying parties from Battalion headquarters to the front line and during his carries he was caught in two very heavy enemy barrages. Some of the ration party were wounded, and this N.C.O., got them into safety and then continued to the front line with his load. He then returned to the place in which the wounded men were left, and again went through the barrage to the front line with the rations that the wounded men had been carrying. The coolness of this N.C.O., is worthy of the highest recognition, and he showed no regard for personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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