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Mervyn REES

Regimental number12944
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
AddressLutwyche Road, Lutwyche, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs A C Rees, Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameSanitary Section 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/78/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid on the enemy's trenches. Though held up for some time by superior numbers of the enemy, he led his men with such determination and aggressiveness that the enemy was eventually driven back with loss. He led his men to the objectives, setting them an inspiring example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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