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James ROSTRON

Regimental number7236
Place of birthMiddlesborough England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKing Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinSister, Mrs Hoggett, 64 Richardson Street, Middleborough, England
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when the battery was heavily shelled with gas and H. E. shells. Though gassed, he took command of the battery when all the officers became casualties, and set a most valuable example to his men. He showed the greatest disregard of danger in clearing the wounded, digging out men who were buried and keeping his battery operative for a period of seven hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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