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Edward Benjamin PICTON

Regimental number207
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T Picton, Narrabri, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 20 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal*


*Refers 26 March 1917
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 June and 11 September 1917"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474(12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of a section of pointers to a screen he helped considerably in every way by his dash and able leadership. With only three men he moved straight on to an enemy bivouac and captured forty prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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