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Cecil Ernest SEYMOUR

Regimental number389
Place of birthLondon England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G W Seymour, 107 Morya Road, Finsbury Park, London, England
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 January 1919

Military Medal

'On 4th October, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous gallantry in action. He did splendid work as Company Runner throughout the day, several times passing through the hottest part of the enemy barrage while conveying messages. on one occasion, he came upon a Section which having lost its leader, had become disorganised. He re-organised it and led it until he found an Officer to whom he handed it over. His coolness and courage greatly inspired this wavering Section and are worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 October 1967
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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