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Ambrose Campbell CARMICHAEL

Date of birth--/--/1872
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPublic accountant
Address91 Balmain Road, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Carmichael, 91 Balmain Road, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: 36th Battalion
Promotion date: 2 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Work at Houplines on 22 January 1917.
Recommendation date: 1 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He organized the men of his platoon and maintained his position during the most intense enemy bombardment. He set a splendid example of courage and determination throughout. He was wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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