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Riese Aubrey Fritz SOLLING

Regimental number292
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
AddressEri Eriwah, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Solling, Eri Eriwah, Moree, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 27 June 1919

Military Medal

'At AMAN on 30th March, 1918, a Squadron advanced to the attack and came under very heavy machine gun fire from front and right flank, temporarily holding up the advance. This N.C.O. went forward under very heavy fire, selecting positions for the Hotchkiss rifles, the best means of advance, enabling the Squadron to move forward 400 yards and saving many casualties. This N.C.O. has at all times displayed the greatest gallantry and devotion to duty, and has always set a fine example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: Major Fritz Peter Max SOLLING MC, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 22 May 1919.

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