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Regimental number3979
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressWindmill Street, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Robert Thurston, Windmill Street, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous good service and devotion to duty during the period 25th February - 17th September 1918. This N.C.O. has always carried out his duties as Q.M.S. Storeman with great thoroughness and ability, and frequently - owing to the absence of the Q.M.S. - has performed the more responsible duties in a very able manner. His service throughout, under often most adverse conditions, has ben excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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