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Rene Anthony ULCOQ

Regimental number9097
Date of birth--/--/1890
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressYeronga, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, A L Ulcoq, Yeronga, Queensland
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Bombardier
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 2
Promotion date: 8 December 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: ART Div 2
Promotion date: 28 February 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'On 29th September 1918, at Hargicourt, during the attack on the Hindenburg line, he was on duty with the battery under heavy enemy shelling. One shell burst beside him, and killed the non-commissioned officer in charge of a gun. He immediately took charge of the detachment, and carried on with the barrage until relieved some time later. His coolness and devotion to dutyset a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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