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Thomas William Reginald ARKINS

Regimental number1837
Place of birthQueenscliff, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressLearmont Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinGrandparent, Thos. Arkins, Learmont Street, Queenscliff, Victoria
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 13 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MESSINES during the attack on 7th June 1917, this N.C.O. went out with the engineer reconnaissance party and was of great assistance to his Officer. Later he did excellent work in organising a strong point and set a fine example of coolness and courage under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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