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Victor Campbell ROSE

Regimental number278
Place of birthWilliamstown Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressHannan Street, North Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Barbara Rose, 37 Hannan Street, North Williamstown, Victoria
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack North-West of BONY on 28th September, 1918, Private ROSE was a member of a gun team which came under very heavy shell fire and suffered several casualties. Through his untiring efforts his gun was go into action at a critical time. Having succeeded in his task he went back and carried his wounded comrades to a place of safety, displaying a spirit of self sacrifice and devotion, and earning for him the gratitude and respect of his comrades. Private ROSE has served with the 10th Australian Machine Gun Company since it arrived in FRANCE in November 1916, and has rendered consistently good service.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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