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Arthur David G BONE

Regimental number2124
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Peter Bone, Woorak W via Nhill, Victoria
Enlistment date15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the attack on the enemy trenches near Bullecourt, when though seriouwsly wounded himself, he carried a wounded man to the Aid Post through hostile barrage.'
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the assault on the enemy trenches near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917. Though seriously wounded in the lung he made his way into the captured trench and on being ordered to the rear carried a wounded comrade to the Aid Post through the hostile barrage. The effect of his unconcerned coolness was of a distinct value to the Infantry whose casualties were very severe.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

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