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David Jamesa PRATT

Regimental number6578
Place of birthRichmond England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMrs Margaret Pratt, Great Isle, Ferry Hill, Durham, England
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade Train 7, Company 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*no date of fate

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct under fire on the 22nd September, 1917 when conveying ammunition to BELLEWAARDE RIDGE through an enemy barrage placed across the road and continuing to carry out this duty until the destruction of the road by shell fire rendered further trips impossible. This Driver has shown great coolness and courage under fire on other occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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