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Reuben Herbert WHEELER

Regimental number4935
Place of birthHotspur Victoria
ReligionSalvation Army
AddressWallacedale, via Condah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, D Wheeler, Wallacedale, via Condah, Victoria
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations on BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4/5th October, 1917, this N.C.O. was of great assistance in consolidating on the objective. He also pushed forward and dug an advanced post under heavy machine gun fire. His conduct during the hostile bombardment prior to the attack was a splendid example to his Section. After consolidation he led a patrol and searched portions of No Man's Land in the Western edge of Celtic Wood under heavy machine gun fire.'

Other detailsWar service: Western Front Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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