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William Herbert CARLTON

Regimental number244
Other NamesHerbert William
Address59 Spring Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMrs Morphett, 59 Spring Street, Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered most valuable service as signal officer, establishing his station close to the jumping off tape and maintaining communications under heavy enemy barrage. Later, he pushed his station still further forward under heavy fire, and continued to send most valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of the brigade forward party. Although shelled out of his position, three times and losing ten of his party killed and wounded, he maintained communication throughout the day, repairing lines himself whenever necessary. By boldly pushing his station forward he enabled the forward battalion commanders to send back their reports without delay.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1968

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