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Sydney Arthur SPOONER

Regimental number146
Place of birthChristchurch New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o J Palmer, Gordon Road, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Doris Amy Spooner, Surry Street, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, Army Medical Corps Attached
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916

Military Medal

'Took a party on two successive nights to bring in wounded lying between our trenches and those of the Turks, under fire. On first occasion party was driven back by rifle and machine gun fire, one of them being killed, on second occasion they succeeded in bringing back two wounded men who had been lying out for over 40 hours.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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

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