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Harold Ernest * CLIFTON

Regimental number523
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressCooper Street, Strathfield, New South Wales
Marital status.
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Cooper, Cooper Street, Strathfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 2 March, when he alone reconnoitred the position in Layton Lane after sever bomb fighting; also in obtaining reliable information at Grevillers Line.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918

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