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Clifford STYANT-BROWNE

Regimental number2153
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFruitgrower
Address'Durrow', Esplanade, Henley Beach, Renmark, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gwendoline Styant-Browne, 'Durrow,' Esplanade, Henley Beach, Renmark, South Australia
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when consolidating a forward position with his platoon. Although exposed to very heavy machine gun and rifle fire, he successfully completed his task, and it was due to his efforts that a strong hostile counter attack was subsequently repulsed, after the enemy had csaptured a forward position on his right flank. By his courage and determination he enabled a party to be organized to regain the lost position, thereby saving the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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