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Frank M COUCHMAN

Date of birth26 February 1886
Other NamesCOUCHMAN, Frank Mungeam
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSsm
Address414 Livingston Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Couchman, 414 Livingston Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: 46th Battalion
Promotion date: 24 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For great gallantry and leadership during the operations west of Bellenglise, north of St. Quentin, on the 18th September, 1918. He was in command of the right company, and when the unit on his left was held up he pushed a party forward, protected his flank, and, under intense machine gun fire, finally succeeded in reaching a sunken road, where he established his line. Throughout his work was excellent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order,1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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