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Reginald Woodley DAY

Regimental number2272
Place of birthCroydon, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWarracknabeal, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Herbert G L Day, Warracknabeal, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 9 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 21 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O., when in charge of a reconnoitring patrol sent out to ascertain the dispositions of the hostile line, brought back valuable information, though attacked by a hostile patrol of superior numbers. By prompt and vigorous action he inflicted sufficient casualties on the latter to force them to withdraw. The information brought in by this and other patrols led by this N.C.O. proved of great value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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