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Herbert Edgar SKIDMORE

Regimental number3295
Place of birthWest Maitland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway ticket collector
Address124 King Street, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J F Skidmore, 124 King Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O's work during the period 27th March 1918 to 10th September 1918 has been of the highest order. During the DERNANCOURT operations from 27th March 1918 to 6th April 1918, he displayed admirable courage and great devotion to duty under shell fire. During the operations which commenced on August 8th, he has shown marked ability in controlling traffic under trying circumstances, when roads were being heavily shelled. On two occasions this N.C.O. has taken post in a village being heavily shelled and diverted all traffic around the same, thereby enabling transportation of ammunition and supplies to be carried forward safely, without delay, and possibly saving the lives of his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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