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Roy Coupland WINN

OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressNorth Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W Winn, 'Rockley', Campbell Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of stretcher-bearers. He constantly patrolled the bearer line under very heavy shell fire, maintaining communication between aid posts and dressing stations, and on one occasion he took the squad across the open through an intense barrage to an aid post in order to relieve a temporary glut of wounded. He was twice wounded, the second time severely, and his gallant conduct was the means of saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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