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Albert James RICE

Regimental number457
Place of birthEast London England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressColac, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, S Rice, 200 Vic Dock Road, Tidal Basin, London, England
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 26 August 1918


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 1 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great gallantry at Lihons, 11 August, 1918. This W.O. did admirable work directing platoons whose officers had become casualties. Later, when his company was held up by machine gun fire, he worked forward alone and captured the machine gun, killing the crew and allowing the advance to continue.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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