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Maurice Frederick WORMALD

Regimental number6188
Place of birthNorth Sydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDewsbury, Alexander Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Wormald, Dewsbury, Alexander Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 5, 15th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack east of ZONNEBEKE on 9th October, 1917, this N.C.O. was sent forward in charge of a patrol to reconnoitre the ground in front of the advanced positions. He moved his patrol forward from shell hole to shell hole under intense enemy machine gun and shell fire and succeeded in locating 3 enemy machine guns which were holding up the advance of the Company. He showed remarkable courage and coolness in carrying out his work under such adverse conditions his cheerfulness inspiring his men with every confidence. The valuable information gained enabled the machine guns to be dealt with and contributed to the safe forward movement of his Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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

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