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Thomas Douglas WHITE

Regimental number622
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationFarmer
AddressBuninyong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie White, Sebastopol PO, Sebastopol, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 7th/8th and 9th June, 1917, during the operations south of MESSINES for his gallant conduct and devotion to duty whilst taking part in the assault on the enemy's position. He rendered great assistance to his Officer, and was of exceptional value when his unit was on one occasion held up by machine gun fire. He set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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