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Samuel Ernest PYNOR

Regimental number10657
Place of birthSouth Melbourne Victoria
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressRobb Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alma Pynor, 'Reila', Wallan, Victoria
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

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

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty between 25th February and 16th September, 1918. The skill and assiduity with which this Non Commissioned Officer has carried out his duties as Company Quartermaster Sergeant is worthy of the very highest commendation. In addition to dealing with all stores of the unit he has handled the whole of the controlled technical signal stores of the Division with admirable ability, and has always practiced the strictest economy. During the operations on the SOMME with this Division since March last until the present date, C.Q.M.S. Pyner's close attention to his various duties and the marked accuracy and dispatch with which he has carried out all work entrusted to him have made his services invaluable to the Division and to this unit in particular.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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