Peter Stanley PROUDFOOT

Regimental number2453
Place of birthBoggabri New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWee Waa Street, Boggabri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, A R Proudfoot, Wee Waa Street, Boggabri, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Medal

'Performed excellent work as stretcher bearer. All ransk speak highly of his skill and sympathy in handling wounded men and his devotion to duty was most marked during the operations on BROODSEINDE RIDGE on 9th October, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near RAINECOURT, east of AMIENS, on 9th August 1918. The Company had been compelled to withdraw 300 yards, leaving a number of wounded. The enemy were sniping the stretcher bearers. These two bearers [Proudfoot and 4644 A. Speerin] went out in front of the forward posts under very heavy machine gun fire, and in full view of the enemy cleared the wounded. The made 5 trips in daylight and 2 after dark, only stopping when all the wounded had been cleared.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal