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Francis Stephen PUNCH

Regimental number11626
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressSt Helens, 93 Ridge Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Punch, St Helens, 93 Ridge Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 2, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollQuartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Recommendation date: 3 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has carried out the duties of B.Q.M.S. with the 2nd Australian D.A.C. during the period September to November, 1918. His work has been of the highest standard and he has rendered splendid service by maintaining supplies of technical stores to the batteries under most adverse conditions. By his untiring energy and devotion to duty this N.C.O. has been of the greatest assistance to his Unit and has set a splendid example to all by his cheerfulness and high standard of efficiency.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 31370, 3 June 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113, 6 October 1919.
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritoious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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