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Francis VINEY

Regimental number3565
Place of birthBournemouth England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPage Road, St Marys, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs D C Viney, Page Road, St Marys, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While he was firing his gun in support an attack several boxes of bombs close to the position were set on fire by a shell. He at once left the shelter of his gun pit, carried the burning bombs away, and dropped them into a shell hole. His prompt and courageous action prevented many casualties in his detachment, and set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 7 August 1918

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