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Hubert Harry Styles STREET

Regimental number2736
Place of birthWootton England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBuilder
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Charles Street, Wootton Bassett near Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Enlistment date28 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 March 1918
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 8), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Medals

Military Medal

'At BEAUMETZ on the morning 24th May 1917 No 2726 Private H.H.S. STREET showed great coolness and courage in the face of the enemy. he was in charge of a Lewis gun with a Sentry Group and when the enemy attacked he kept the gun firing, inflicting great loss on the enemy. Later, when the enemy brought fire to bear on the post and attempted to surround it by crawling, private STREET again brought his gun into action, and regardless of the heavy fire, frustrated the enemy efforts and kept him back until support fire from the rear was secured. His coolness and good work at this period were of the highest order and without doubt saved the post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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