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Albert SETTLE

Regimental number4298
Place of birthBulli New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
AddressGordon Road, Lindfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Settle, Gordon Road, Lindfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th July, 1918, during the operation against VAIRE WOOD, east of CORBIE, Sergeant SETTLE was acting Company Sergeant Major of his Company. He was of the utmost assistance to his Company Commander during the forming up, and after the attack was launches. When all the Platoon Commanders had become casualties he rallied and controlled the men with great ability. Upon reaching the objective he assisted in settling the men in their new positions and moved about freely although the enemy shell fire was intense. Sergeant SETTLE was shortly after wounded and severely shaken, but persisted in carrying on for another twelve hours until he collapsed through exhaustion, shock and loss of blood.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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