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Edgar Harry SINCLAIR

Regimental number5381
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address21 King Street, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Frank Sinclair, 21 King Street, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military service41st Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry. During the night of 16th September 1918 near ROISEL this N.C.O. was in charge of 4 Teams and Wagons engaged in the transport of ammunition when his party came under an intense concentration of enemy shell fire. Although several horses were killed and wounded as well as some of the Drivers this N.C.O. succeeded by his cool courage and skilfulness in preventing a stampede, by going in among the terrified horses under heavy shell fire and cutting out those which were wounded and killed and getting the remainder clear of the area being shelled. He set a splendid example of courage to the party under his charge and his action undoubtedly saved several additional casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 December 1925

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