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Thomas William STREATER

Regimental number7120
Place of birthWest Grinstead England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
AddressMcGregor Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, James Steater, Cranleigh, Surrey, England
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 January 1916
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 17th September, 1918, near LE VERGUIER, this N.C.O. rendered valuable assistance in the taping out of the jumping-off line for the attack the following morning. This important work was successfully carried out, notwithstanding shell and machine gun fire and the proximity of the enemy. During the attack he shoed great coolness and initiative in organising working parties under heavy shell fire. His keenness and coolness under most trying conditions set a fine example to the men under him and enabled a large amount of useful work to be carried out.'
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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