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Arthur Lawrence CARLSON

Regimental number1733
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address81 College Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs P Dummett, 81 College Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Victoria Cross (Awarded to Distinguished Conduct Medal)


Many acts of unparalleled courage in rescuing wounded under heavy fire. East of Bullecourt 4 May 1917.
Recommendation date: 17 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed the utmost coolness and courage as a bearer under heavy fire. He made repeated journeys in front, bringing in wounded. On his last journey he was wounded while getting a man back. In spite of this he succeeded in crawling in, dragging the wounded man with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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