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Arthur George PRIME

Regimental number933
Place of birthCastlemaine Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressGraham Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Joseph Edward Prime, Graham Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date27 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At VILLE-SUR-ANCRE near ALBERT on the night 14th/15th June, 1918 this N.C.O. was in charge of 14 O.R.'s who formed the party to make the right entry in a raid consisting of 1 Officer and 48 O.R.'s against 3 enemy posts. On leaving the "Jumping Off" tape, 5 of his party became casualties and 2 more very early in the move forward. On reaching the enemy trench he found that it was vacated and a position in rear was held. With one man he charged the post and himself killed 3 germans. An enemy post to his right was then located and immediately engaged by Sergeant PRIME and his companion. Six Germans were killed and one taken prisoner. He then rejoined his party and succeeded in getting them back to our own trench without further casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal, Military Medal.
Date of death31 December 1956
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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