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Archibald Thomas WINTER

Regimental number3204
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHornsey Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, J Winter, Hornsey Street, Rozelle, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in a raid on the enemy's trenches. He was responsible for keeping direction on the flank during the advance, and guided his men with plendid judgment and skill under the most difficult conditions. The party met with strong resistance from the enemy, and he showed great determination in the hand to hand struggle which ensued, personally accounting for two of the enemy.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

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