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Regimental number3666
Place of birthGravesend England
AddressRochester, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Miss E M Willoughby, Rochester PO, Rochester, Victoria
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the attack on Montbrehain on 5 October, 1918, he showed great courage and ability to command. On three occasions when his company was held up by enemy machine gun fire, he organized one section for covering the fire, and led the attack on the strong posts over exposed ground.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 May 1950

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