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Cecil Aubrey SMALL

Regimental number2244
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlumber
AddressUlmarra, Clarence River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr Herbert Thomas Small, Ulmarra, Clarence River, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. When his company was in support and suffered heavy casualties, including nearly all the stretcher bearers, he showed great gallantry in attending to the wounded under heavy shell fire. Later during an attack, he established an aid post on his own initiative and attended to all the wounded in his part of the line. He showed great initiative in organizing bearer parties, and set a splendid example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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