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Samuel Raymond THURNHILL

Regimental number3328
Place of birthManchester England
Other NamesLawrence Raymond
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Pendle', Doodenanning, via Greenhills, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J W Thurnhill, Wren Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, England
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 6 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 17), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John William and Caroline Amelia THURNILL, Wren Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, England

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He brought up his gun into action close in rear of our first line, and during the attack fired 115 rounds demolishing barricades. He showed great determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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