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Reynolds VALE

Regimental number381
Place of birthBarcaldine Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSelector
AddressBarcaldine, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Vale, Barcaldine, Queensland
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 10, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the attack, on 18 September, 1918, east of Le Verguier. During the advance his pack horse got into difficulties while crossing a barb wire zone, whjch was then being shelled by the enemy. After seeing his crews safely established, he returned to the pack horses and brought them safely to the guns. His action was the means of assuring an adequate supply of ammunition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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