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Thomas Leslie CARR

Regimental number492
Date of birth17 May 1895
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDrover
AddressAlthorpe Place, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Carr, Gile Street, Rose Park, South Australia
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On the 25 September, 1918, at Semakh, when the attack was made on this town, he was with a troop that was detailed to escort machine guns. After the charge through the enemy's position, this non-commissioned officer, with eight men galloped to a small trench, and before the enemy could reorganize, captured this trench, with one machine gun and forty seven prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Discharge date22 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Discharged, 22 August 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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