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David Henry CUTLER

Regimental number321
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStriker
Address52A Wellington Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lois Cutler, 52A Wellington Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during the attack on the enemy's positions east of HAMEL, Sergeant CUTLER led his section with great bravery and coolness, capturing three enemy dugouts and a number of prisoners. He was also responsible for the direction of the flank of his Company and the maintaining of touch with a neighbouring unit; in both these efforts he was entirely successful despite the great difficulties caused by the dense fog. He rendered valuable service throughout the operations and displayed much bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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