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Bertie Vandeleur STACY

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSolicitor
Addressc/o R V Stacy, Leadville, Crossington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Fanny Augusta Stacy, Leadville, Crossington, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 12 (27 January 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to DSO

'For conspicuous gallantry in the attack on Chuignolles and Chuignes on 23rd August, 1918. He established his headquarters close behind the fighting troops, and in spite of heavy shell fire exercised valuable control during the progress of the fvight. By personal reconnaissance he was able to direct the fire of the heavy artillery upon numerous field guns and machine guns, which were causing casualties. Also, by organizing the fire of Vickers and Lewis guns upon enemy machine guns, he was able to send on the attack. Upon gaining the set objective he pushed out patrols, which brought back valuable information, enabling the gain to be further exploited. Owing to his splendid leadership, his battalion made an advance of nearly 3 miles and captured several hundred prisoners and some machine guns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George, Distinguished Service Order & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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