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Reginald Anderton CANAWAY

Regimental number447
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
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
Medals

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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