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Regimental number2935
Place of birthClifton Hill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressMiroa, Larritt Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Colborne Veel, Miroa, Larritt Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his officer became a casualty by his splendid courage and organization he rallied his men and got his guns into action at the first objective. When the enemy attempted to turn the flank of the brigade, he went forward on his own initiative and broke up the enemy's attack. He cut off a large number of the enemy, who surrendered. By skilful handling of his men he saved many casualties and set a splendid example of courage and coolness throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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