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Regimental number452
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHotel clerk
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Tweedie, Royal Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 October 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty and excellent work as Staff Sergeant 4th Infantry Brigade headquarters since 9th July 1915 a period of 20 months continuous faithful performance of his duties. He was recommended for the Meritorious Service Medal in the last General List but was not even mentioned in despatches. Two Non Commissioned Officers in similar positions on the Regimental Staff of 2 Battalions in this Brigade received the Meritorious Service Medal yet junior in point of service and with less responsibility. I strongly recommend him for the Meritorious Service Medal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Military Cross

'As staff-captain of the brigade during the preparatory stages and subsequently during the operations against Le Verguier, on the 18th September, 1918, it was due to his very complete arrangements and the gallant manner in which he personally attended to the requirements of the firing line, that constant supplies of all materials required were kept up to the troops throughout the fight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 23 July 1919

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

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