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Christopher Morris George PICKETT

Regimental number672
Place of birthKent England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Page, Waddon, Croydon, Surrey, England
Enlistment date27 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Allaines on 2 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

FateDemobilised 6 May 1919

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. has displayed exceptional initiative and bravery during the operations of the past six months. His determination and endurance have helped materially towards the success of these operations. During the operations at ALLAINES, East of AMIENS, on September 2nd 1918, after all his company officers had become casualties, he took charge of his company and remained in charge until the Battalion was relieved three days later. During this battle he did excellent work in rallying the remnants of his company and pushing forward to the final objective. His determination and disregard for personal safety was a wonderful example to his tired men at a very critical period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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