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Regimental number2256
Place of birthTumut New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWahroonga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs D H Scott, Lane Cove Road, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was ordered to protect the flank of the battalion, and, with great courage and determination, captured two enemy 'pill-boxes' which were giving trouble. He frequently led patrols to discover the movements of the enemy, and showed fine qualities of leaderhsip and disregard of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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