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Regimental number301
Place of birthBlaney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPelican, Chinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs. R. Browning, Neville, via Blarney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On the night of 29th September, 1917, the road in the vicinity of WESTHOEK was shattered by concentrated enemy fire causing great confusion and animal casualties. This Driver rendered great assistance to the Engineers, several of whose Drivers had been wounded, by releasing horses and clearing a passage working for two hours with his Section Sergeant, when all others had sought safety owing to heavy shelling. He again, on the 30th September, 1917, volunteered to save a wagon in the forward area and returned driving his own wagon with salved wagon attached past an ammunition dump which was exploding. His courage, coolness and devotion to duty are highly commended.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1973

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