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James Bruce North CARVICK

Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRoyal Navy
AddressMoreland, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Norah Carvick, c/o A T Davis, Moreland Hall, Moreland, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 18 July 1916

Mention in Despatches

'For conspicuous gallantry and ability as Platoon Commander at Fleurbaix, Armentieres and Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 15 September 1916

FateKilled in Action 7 August 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted as CARVICK James Bruce on Nominal Roll.
Place of burialBecourt Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row V, Grave no 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy's trenches. Five prisoners were taken, and severe casualties inflicted on the enemy. He twice cdrossed "No Man's Land" under fire to bring in his casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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