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Herbert Willliam Henry TUTOR

Regimental number465
Place of birthEuston New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFruit grower
AddressNichol's Point, Mildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Edwards, Nichol's Point, Mildura, Victoria
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At ARMENTIERES on the night 26th/27th February, 1917, on the occasion of a raid on the enemy trenches by a Composite Battalion of his Brigade - Private TUTOR, on leaving our parapet, was wounded in the arm by a piece of shrapnel. Notwithstanding his wound he continued with his storming party, in which he was first bayonet man, throughout the whole operation, penetrating with his party to the enemy's third line, and carrying out his duty with courage and devotion. Strength of raiding party - 21 Officers, 604 other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 April 1927

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