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Horace Tennyson STANTON

Regimental number2924
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressBishop's Place, Kensington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Dare, Bishop's Place, Kensington, South Australia
Enlistment date28 January 1915
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, at HAMEL, this man showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. An enemy strong point was encountered east of HAMEL Village containing three machine guns. STANTON was wounded in the neck, but he went back and directed the tank onto the enemy position. He followed up and bombed a dugout and captured several prisoners. His coolness and initiative relieved a critical situation, and he displayed magnificient dash and conspicuous gallantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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