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Regimental number8556
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolBoulder State School, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectrical mechanic
Addressc/- Mrs A Gude, Narrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Riglesford, c/- Mrs A Gude, Narrogin, Western Australia
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

For consistent devotion to duty on 31 July 1916 in repairing broken telephone lines under shell fire.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateDied of wounds 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death27.1
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot X, Row A, Grave No. 4), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary ARMSTRONG

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