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Harold Montague SANDY

Regimental number1200
Place of birthSummer Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o James Sandy and Co. Ltd., 326-8 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James M. Sandy, c/o James Sandy and Co. Ltd., 326-8 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 28 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Fatenig No details enetered on Nominal

Military Cross

'Near Lihons, on 11th August 1918, he led his company with splendid dash and determination throughout the whole operation. Noticing a gap existed between our left flank and the right of the unit on the left, he led his company, which was in support, into it. The enemy had also perceived this gap, and was endeavouring to rush through. With fine judgment, he at once attacked, and placed his company across the gap, encourntering determined opposition in doing so. This action undoubtedly prevented a serious situation arising. Throughout the operation he displayed great judgment and skill.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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