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Eric Clive Pegus PLANT

Date of birth23 April 1890
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressVictoria Barracks, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Lt Col C.F. Plant, 'Ashgrove', Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceA and I Staff
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLT (ADC)
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: Staff 4th Division
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Order


Recommendation date: 11 August; 14 September 1916

Bar to the Companion of the Distinguished Order


Recommendation date: May 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 9 March 1918

Croix de Guerre (French)


Recommendation date: 27 September 1918

Order of the British Empire


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Bar to DSO

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. When acting as Brigade Major he remained on duty continuously for over forty eight hours, and his gallant work in reorganizing broken infantry, and later in rallying stragglers under heavy artillery fire, was invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

OBE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

GSO(2), 3rd Australian Division, 1918. Medals: Distinguished Service Order and Bar, Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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