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Nigel Fletcher WASTELL

Regimental number201
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs Wastell, grandmother, 5 Mary Street, St Kilda, Vic, also advise by letter, Mrs Girdlestone, St Peters College, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 December 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At the Jordan crossing near Jisr Benat Yakub, on 27th September 1918, while in dismounted action, he ably led the firing line to the Eiver Jordan under heavy machine gun fire and rifle fire. During this operation he was severely wounded in the arm, but continued at his post until after dark. He showed fine leadership, and set a splendid example to his troops.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

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

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