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Albert John BYE

Regimental number4179
Place of birthEuston New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWater Gauger
AddressSeventh Street, Milura, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ann Evelien Bye, Seventh Street, Milura, Victoria
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Vauvillers on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the attack on VAUVILLES, East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 9th August, 1918. Private BYE was acting in the capacity of Runner attached to Company headquarters. He did splendid work throughout the whole operations, repeatedly making runs to and from Platoons across the open and bringing back information to his Company Commander as to the exact situation. During the whole of his work he was continually under very heavy machine gun fire at almost point blank range, and had to move across fully exposed ground in order to deliver his messages. He displayed a splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice under most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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