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Henry Thomas BOTT

Regimental number19041
ReligionChurch of England
Address41 Roberts Street, Camperdown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs M A Irwin, 41 Roberts Street, Camperdown, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 28
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 1 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Military Medal

'Driver BOTT was a driver with one of the teams bringing ammunition to the Battery position during the heavy bombardment on the morning of 24th April, 1918. Some of the teams met very heavy gas shelling between the HEILLY BRIDGE AND Railway Station. This Driver although badly affected by gas, showed exceptional coolness and courage in getting other gassed drivers and wounded horses clear, and in getting the wagons away to a safer place. He stuck at this work until finally overcome himself by the effects of the gas. I consider that his devotion to duty is deserving of special award.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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