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Edward Lewis CUDDEFORD

Regimental number5352
Place of birthAlbury New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressYelta Station Street, Harris Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Cuddeford, Mahonga Station via Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal (Awarded Military Medal)


Recommendation date: 18 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For bravery and devotion to duty during attack of 18th September, 1918, on old British outpost line near LE VERGUIER. Private Cuddeford is a Battalion Headquarters Runner, and during the advance, continually carried messages under adverse and most trying circumstances to various portions of the attacking line, always returning and giving voluntary and correct information of the situation. During consolidation, and after, owing to casualties in runners Private Cuddeford on numerous occasions volunteered to take messages, always proving most reliable and cheerfully carrying out his duties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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