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Ernest Edward CRUICKSHANK

Regimental number1144
Place of birthLiverpool, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address225 Barcom Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Cruickshank, Hampstead Melody Street, Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 18th Battalion
Promotion date: 2 January 1919

Lieutenant


Unit: 18th Battalion
Promotion date: 2 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 23 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the attack on the morning of 19th near MORLANCOURT when all the officers of "D' Company had become casualties, this N.C.O. took command continued the attack and captured his sector of the objective in the face of heavy machine gun fire. He showed great courage and coolness, setting a splendid example to his men and in doing most valuable work in consolidation of the captured position throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date9 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914- Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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