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Eric Walter SEYMOUR

Regimental number1299
Place of birthCollarenebri New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoongulla Hotel, Collarenebri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Janet Seymour, Moongulla Hotel, Collarenebri, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 December 1918

Military Medal

'During attack on MONTBREHAIN, north of ST. QUENTIN on 5th October, 1918, when in charge of a Lewis gun section he showed great courage and coolness, and handled his section with great skill. When his platoon was held up by enemy machine gun nests on two occasions he rushed his gun up on a flank and by rapid fire silenced the guns that were holding up the advance. During 'mopping up' operations in the village he fearlessly led the way into buildings cellars and dugouts, and throughout the whole day was conspicuous for his gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

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