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George Herbert Somerville CUNDY

Regimental number103
Place of birthScone, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressMoonan Flats, Scone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWilliam Cundy, Moonan Flats, Scone, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentPaddington, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 27 April 1918

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 22 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'At Umm Esh Short, on 22nd September 1918. For great gallantry and devotion to duty. He reconnoitred the enemy's position, and although under heavy fire from six field guns, he advanced through the enemy's wire entaglements, and single handed thoroughly reconnoitred the position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3534 Pte William Irwin CUNDY, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 13 March 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUNDY George Herbert Somerville

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