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Ante ZURICH

Regimental number27603
Place of birthKrorguyavee, Serbia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Zurich, Kroigujavec, Serbia
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 24th April, 1918, the enemy heavily shelled and gassed the vicinity of BONNAY. A wounded man was lying on the road in the midst of heavy fire and this man without hesitation went to his help; got him to a place of safety and rendered first aid. On 5 other occasions throughout the day he displayed similar gallantry under heavy fire in carrying and assisting his Officer to carry wounded men of other Units to safety. He showed the greatest determination and gallantry in so to exposing himself without regard in order to get men away and dressing their wounds with the greatest coolness under heavy fire. His example inspired others to similar action. He is worthy of the very highest commendation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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