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James PITCEATHLY

Regimental number2827
Place of birthDunning Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alexander Pitceathly, Pechey Siding, Crow's Nest Line, Queensland
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Squadron
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, he being the No. 1 of his gun on VYSE Post continuously served the Gun for 6 hours and by quickly changing his positions engaged the enemy in the front and rear when his post was surrounded and thus caused the enemy many casualties, and by his coolness and daring, materially assisted the post to hold out against overwhelming odds until the Counter Attack re-established the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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