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Max Kenneth Dick ARKELL

Regimental number341
Place of birthRocksdale, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolCook's Hill Public School, Newcastle, New South Wales
Other trainingStenography
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs Dicks, 13 Scott Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinBrother, William Sutherland Arkell, c/o Mrs Dicks, 13 Scott Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRANR; Naval trainee at Newcastle.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B 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 RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMentioned in despatches for gallant conduct. He guided a lost unit to their right lines whilst acting as runner and also brought three prisoners in singlehanded. Enlisted at 17 yrs. (Sister)
FateDied of wounds 28 August 1918
Age at death20.7
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 340 Pte Eric Charles ARKELL, 30th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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