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David George SCARBOROUGH

Regimental number4620
Place of birthMerino Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWando Vale, Casterton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Henry Scarborough, Wando Vale, Casterton, Victoria
Enlistment date17 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty during the attack on our position near ALBERT on the morning of April 3rd 1918. During the preliminary bombardment which was particularly heavy Private SCARBOROUGH did excellent work in carrying wounded men to a place of comparative safety where their wounds could be dressed. Regardless of his own safety he continued this during the attack and afterwards assisted to carry the wounded to the R.A.P;. exposed to enemy fire the whole time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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