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Bert Garnett REDDING

Regimental number4868
Place of birthWest Maitland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarrier
AddressChurch Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs F A Redding, Church Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 4 September 1918

FateDied of wounds 2 October 1918
Place of burialDoingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For fine leadership and gallantry at Peronne, 1 and 2 September, 1918. This W.O. was detailed as liaison with the battalion on the left. When hostile resistance caused a break in the line and the officers had become casualties, he with great coolness collected men of both battalions and brilliantly cleared the local opposition, refiilling the gap in the assaulting line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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