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Harold Charles PINSENT

Regimental number3111
Date of birth--/07/1894
Place of birthFitzroy Victoria
AddressFitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, C Pinsent, 48 Alexander Parade, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF46
Promotion date: 15 May 1917


Unit: INF46
Promotion date: 11 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry when his platoon was held up by two machine guns. He immediately rushed the post, killing two of the enemy and capturing both guns. The following night he skilfully attacked an enemy post with his platoon, capturing eight prisoners and one machine gun without casualties to his men. He showed great courage and first class leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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

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