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Thomas Clifton PITTAWAY

Regimental number4
Date of birth--/08/1894
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
AddressKangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Geo Pittaway, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF34
Promotion date: 18 February 1917


Unit: INF34
Promotion date: 1 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Refers 12 October 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He reached his objective in spite of an intense bombardment and enfilade machine gun fire, and organized and held the position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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