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A.Hamilton TODD

Regimental number769
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs. Cavenett, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs. L.A.Cavenett, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A4 Pera on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted Arthur Hamilton NR
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and dash on 22 September, 1918, near Jelbon, whilst in charge of the right flank patrol to a squadron. He located a party of the enemy, about thirty strong, in position behind a cactus hedge. He skilfully manoeuvred on to their flank, and with four men rushed the position. The enemy, consisting of four officers and thirty one other ranks, were captured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Date of death27 March 1940

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