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Samuel Ernest BROAD

Regimental number2402
Place of birthMingenew, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressStrawberry, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza A Bread, Strawberry, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 16 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2621
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For his cool and courageous work at Es Salt on the 1 May 1918, in handling his gun at a critical time, several men being killed in his vicinity. He never left his gun for twenty four hours. This man has on several previous occasions distinguished himself by his pluck and ability. During the action above, 300 prisoners surrendered.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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