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Regimental number815
Place of birthFawley Southampton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMill hand
AddressLion Mill, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Watson, Lion Mill, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

`For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in charge of the left flank of a reconnoitring patrol he rushed towards a ruined building, in which the enemy had been observed, and succeeded in capturing one of the enemy. Whilst returning to our lines with his prisoner, a second party of the enemy was encoutered, which was successfully attacked, and, thanks to his coolness, gallantry, and resource in the handling of his party, no casualties were suffered, and the object of the patrol was accomplished, that of securing an identification.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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