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Jeremiah Charles SELMES

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPublic accountant
Address36 Edward Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Frances Selmes, 36 Edward Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service10th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 9 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the officers and all but eight men of two batteries were reported to have been gassed he went forward a distance of 300 yards through a heavy barrage with complete disregard of danger, had them evacuated, and arranged for the manning of the battery until reliefs could arrive.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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