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Herbert Earl SAUNDERS

Regimental number58
Place of birthTerowie South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressBoundary Road, Middle Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinWife, Mrs P E Saunders, Boundary Road, Middle Junction, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board TRANSPORT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'At Khan Khissler, on 1 October, 1918, this non-commissioned officer brought his guns into action under heavy close range fire, and behaved with great coolness and gallantry at a critical time. He brought fire along the road on the retreating enemy, causing a number of casualties. He has commanded a sub-section throughout the operations, and has done exceptionally good work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

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