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Adrian Trevor COLE

Regimental number277
Place of birthMalvern, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCorner Toorak and Glenferrie Roads, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Dr Robert Hodgson Cole, Corner Toorak and Glenferrie Roads, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military service55th Infantry
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, C Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 20 April 1917

Distinguished Flying Cross

Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. With another officer he attacked and disorganised six enemy machines that were about to attack our cavalry with bombs. The engagement was continued until all six machines were forced to return to their lines. His skill and courage on all occasions have been worthy of the greatest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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