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Frederick William COY

Regimental number65
Place of birthStanmore New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressWanalah, Victoria Street, Roseville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Tom John Coy, 'Wanalah, Victoria Street, Roseville, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 19 April 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30474 (12 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 11 July 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying despatches during an action under very heavy fire. He showed great fearlessness and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 322 Pte Tom John COY, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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