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Donald Eric SINCLAIR

Regimental number608
Place of birthLubeck Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Address'Coolaba', Lubeck, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Sinclair, Kooringal, Harefield, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As stretcher bearer he worked continuously, amidst the heaviest fighting and through a terrific barrage, to get his man. He went out close to an enemy trench and brought back men who had lain wounded for six days in a position from which it seemed impossible to rescue them.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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