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Edwin Dutton WOOD

Regimental number645
Place of birthBirregurra Victoria
AddressAshted Road, Box Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJames Edwin Wood, Ashted Road, Box Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentBugler
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry from August 6 to September 25, 1915, at Anzac, in charge of the night bomb throwers. He displayed the greatest bravery and skill in the performance of his dangerous duties, and set a fine example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44
Date: 6 April 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 March 1974
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery

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