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Philip Spencer DAY

Regimental number2065
Place of birthMardstone England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressAlpha via Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mignon Christina Cromarty, C/o Mrs M Chadwick, Queen School, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 15 August 1918

FateDischarged 18 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 8th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME east of HAMEL, this N.C.O. displayed great gallantry, organising power and initiative. In spite of the heavy machine gun fire against his platoon, he fought his way to his objective through the dense fog, keeping good communication throughout the advance, and inflicting heavy losses on the enemy. His platoon reached its objective without casualties and properly organised.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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