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Thomas Henry TURVEY

Regimental number4902
Place of birthGulgong New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGilgandra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, T Turvey, Gilgandra, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4902A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'For his gallant conduct and devotion to duty during an attack on an enemy trench near GUEUDECOURTA on the night of 22nd/23rd February, 1917 when as a runner he maintained communication overland under artillery and machine gun fire between the front line and Headquarters. His work in this respect was quite consistent with his previous fine record established for coolness and determination in the face of all obstacles.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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