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Henry Edward RUNN

Regimental number956
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressWilliam Street, Hay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Jane Runn, William Street, Hay, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: Refers 8 August 1915.

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Musselabeth on 8 August 1918, when he made a daring reconnaissance into and behind the enemy lines, gaining valuable information. His work as a patrol leader has always been most commendable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 December 1941
Age at death51
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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