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Tulip ROSS

Regimental number643
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressBallarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ross, Rushworth, Victoria
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollRailway Companies Details
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For gallant and courageous conduct during the operations in March 1918. Departing from Savy with his engine en route to Ham, he discovered for the first time, when at Quinconce, that he could not get through to destination, as the enemy were rapidly advancing, and that Ham had been captured. He then took part in the evacuation with a regiment, and, in addition to saving his own engine, on which he remained three days and nights without sleep, he hauled six gun waggons, two box trucks, and a truck containing two water tanks, to safety. He has at all times displayed entire disregard for danger, and has inspired those working with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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