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Sidney Kenneth CUSH

Regimental number6721
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address26 Gurner Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinSister, Miss W Cush, 26 Gurner Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917, CUSDH volunteered and carried an important message from the assaulting waves bak to Advanced Brigade Headquarters. At this time the enemy had put down his counter barrage which was across the route CUSH had to traverse. Without a moment's hesitation, CUSH set off, traversed the barrage safely and delivered the message to its destination. He is at all times cheerful and willing and exhibits courage of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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