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Roy Vallack SINGLE

Regimental number19359
Place of birthMudgee New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWandoona Station, Wollar, via Mudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H E Single, Wandoona Station, Wollar, via Mudgee, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentBombardier
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Brigade Ammunition Column
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 RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the morning of 25th September 1917, whilst a pack troop was endeavouring to convey ammunition o HOOGE DUMP, which was on fire, and later to Machine Gun positions, Corporal Single by his coolness and determination greatly assisted in getting the ammunition to the allotted place, although the shell fire was heavy and enemy aircraft hovering overhead firing from machine guns ton the troop. He also did good work in carrying messages and assisting men of the troop to unload.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain Raymond Vallack SINGLE, 56th Bn, killed in action, Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 26 September 1917; Lieutenant Colonel Clive Vallack SINGLE DSO, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919; Cousins: Captain R. Thompson, killed in action at Polygon Wood on 26/27 September 1917; 494 Sergeant John Alexander DIGBY, 13th Bn, killed in action at Gallipoli, 3 May 1915; 15557 Bombardier Francis Dudley Maxted DIGBY, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 29 September 1918. Also Uncle: Sergeant Fraser, killed in action in France.~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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