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Henry Gordon RAPER

Regimental number11OO
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionProtestant
OccupationIronworker
Address37 Upton Road, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Raper, 37 Upton Road, Windsor, Victoria
Enlistment date8 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentArmourer Sergeant
Unit name14th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

MSM


Refers 1 February to 7 March 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For marked devotion to duty while in charge of the Divisional Armourers Workshop. It was due to his energy and ability that numbers of Lewis and Vickers guns were quickly repaired and returned to units during action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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