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Stanley Arthur RAILTON

Date of birth28 May 1892
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressManly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, A Railton, 'Hillcrest', Sydney Road, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Promotion date: 1 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a very heavy barrage and an enemy counter attack he attended to the wounded in the open with complete disregard to his personal safety. His courage and coolness in carrying on his work under such conditions resulted in the saving of many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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