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David Blakeney Rhys BROUGHTON

Regimental number240
Date of birth--/09/1891
Place of birthHay New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
Address'Newinga', Archer Street, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Broughton, 'Mininong', 46 Wolsley Road, Point Piper, Edgecliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: LH5
Promotion date: 15 April 1916


Unit: LH5
Promotion date: 27 July 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30480, 16 January 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76, 23 May 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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

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