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Regimental number9962
Place of birthLiverpool New South Wales
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationTehological student
AddressBulls Road, St John's Park, Canley Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, D Wakeley, Bulls Road, St John's Park, Canley Vale, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/66/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. on 29th August 1918 near village FOUCAUCOURT South of PERONNE carried on evacuating wounded with his squad for 24 hours. The track was intensely shelled throughout and yet he evacuated 20 patients to a place of safety from an extremely dangerous situation at the greatest personal risk to himself and his men. He displayed fine leadership and firm coolness under fire and spread confidence to all in contact with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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