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Regimental number1031
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO Mindarie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Angus, Pembroke Road, Kensington Park, South Australia
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919

Military Medal

'On 4th July, 1918, at HAMEL, this man was in charge of a bombing squad which went forward to assist the forward Battalion in driving out the enemy from our front posts to which he had penetrated. He displayed great courage and resourcefulness in dealing with a very difficult situation. He led his party in No Man's Land and bombed an enemy machine gun, thus enabling another party to rush the post and capture it. His leadership, daring and courage were the means of enabling that part of the line to be cleared of the enemy, and his coolness and devotion to duty at a critical time saved many casualties and restored the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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