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Herbert Arthur WAITE

Regimental number768
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBurrajaa via Corowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J T Waite, Burrajaa Private Bag via Corowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll768A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations on the 31st August 1918, in the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN, North East of PERONNE, this soldier single handed mopped up three enemy snipers, who were firing into the backs of the advancing waves.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 767A Pte Richard James WAITE, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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