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Ronald Dudley SOUTHON

Regimental number695
Place of birthAgra India
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressVictoria Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Southon, Victoria Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name27th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He went through a heavily shelled area to the front line after many runners had become casualties and telephonic communications was impossible, visited all the companies, and returned with his information to battalion headquarters, entailing a walk of over two miles in the hight of the bombardment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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