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Clive Provese SPITTY

Regimental number4615
Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressLake Lara, Lara, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, George Bell Spitty, Lake Lara, Lara, Victoria
Enlistment date13 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Traffic Control Detachment
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service and devotion to duty - period 25th February to 16th September 1918. During the recent operations on the SOMME, Corporal SPITTY rendered valuable and energetic assistance in regulating traffic in the battle zone. His cheerful manner under most trying conditions has been a splendid example to the men working under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1941
Place of burialGeelong East Cemetery

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