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Thomas CHAMBERLAIN

Regimental number5355
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCanowindra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinAunt, Mrs N Baerselman, 496 Herford Road, Lower Edmonton, England
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateDischarged 23 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack West of BELLENGLISE on the 18th September, 1918. After being wounded he remained on duty and led his section through a very heavy enemy barrage. Despite his wound he showed admirable coolness and courage and refused to remain behind, but continued in the advance encouraging and rallying his men until wounded the second time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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