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Regimental number1999
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionSeventh Day Adventist
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinUncle, George Welsey, Murgon, Nanango Line, Queensland
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1999A
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 6 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our positions opposite DERNANCOURT and ALBERT on April 5th 1918. When the heavy shelling in the vicinity of the Battery cut all telephone wires, he and two others went out without hesitation and succeeded in keeping the most urgent line in repair all the time. By his constant work on lines and disregard of danger under heavy and continued shell fire throughout the day, he rendered valuable service and enabled his Battery Commander to keep in communication and receive urgent tactical messages without delay.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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