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Regimental number7054
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLetter carrier
AddressRacecourse Road, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W Stapleton, Racecourse Road, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Medal

'On the 12th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME, this man was advancing with a party on a strong point, when the No. 1 of the Lewis gun team became a casualty, he immediately took charge of the Lewis gun and firing fro the hip engaged a hostile machine gun crew at 20 yards thus preventing it swinging round on the rest of the party. His quickness and accuracy undoubtedly assisted in capturing the enemy garrison.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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