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Reginald Anderton CANAWAY

Regimental number447
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHampton Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, John W Canaway, Hampton Street, Hawthorn, South Australia
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He led his platoon against two enemy machine gun dug-out positions, destroyed the crews, and captured over 60 prisoners. He showed marked courage and powers of leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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