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Stanley John ALLSOPP

Regimental number489
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
OccupationInsurance agent
AddressNinbin via Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W.S. Allsopp, Ninbin via Lismore, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Villers Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. during the attack East of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, on the morning of the 8th August 1918, and again on the afternoon of the 9th August, displayed great personal bravery in laying and maintaining lines. During the attack on the morning of the 11th August 1918, the enemy placed a heavy barrage on the route through which our lines ran to the 28th Battalion. This N.C.O. proceeded to mend these lines, and in spite of the number of breaks and the heavy enemy fire, persisted at his work with exceptional bravery until line communication was once more established with this Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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

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