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Regimental number11470
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
OccupationBank official
AddressWarragul, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Henry Sercombe, Smith Street, Warragul, Victoria
Enlistment date31 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. for over fifty hours, this man dressed and attended wounded in a very exposed position under continual heavy fire. His unfailing cheerfulness and courage under exceptionally trying circumstances were of great assistance to the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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