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Arthur John Bolton RAYBOULD

Regimental number440
Place of birthN/A England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressKyvalla, via Kyabram, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Arthur John Bolton Raybould, Bridlington Grange, Kyvalla, Kyabram, Victoria
Enlistment date17 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre (France)


Recommendation date: 11 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Altered to Military Medal.
Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty East of RONSSOY on 29th September 1918. When his Platoon was waiting to advance and being subjected to intense machine gun and shell fire, this Non Commissioned Officer, with no thought of his own safety, keeping moving along the line thereby keeping his men organised and well in hand. Later, he led them across the open close up to the enemy machine guns and then pushed forward alone and located the machine guns which were holding up our advance. By his gallantry and initiative, the enemy opposition was overcome and the whole line enabled to move forward with the minimum of casualties. Throughout the remainder of the Operation, Sergeant RAYBOULD showed the same disregard of danger and commanded his platoon most ably under very trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Croix de Guerre, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 November 1949
Place of burialMornington Cemetery

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