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Regimental number2845
Place of birthCamperdown Victoria
Address358 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Reid, 358 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the advance on GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September 1917, this N.C.O. showed great initiative and daring in leading his men against an enemy concrete Strong Point under severe Machine Gun fire. He captured it together with 1 machine gun and 7 prisoners. He then reorganised his platoon and established a dump at the first objective. He led ammunition carrying parties to the front line all day under heavy shell fire. Throughout the whole of the action his fine example and leadership were a great incentive to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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