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Claude DEAM

Regimental number5374
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPostal Official
AddressWagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinThomas Deam, Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the enemy attack on LAVIEVILLE 5th April 1918. These men [DEAM and 3547A T.E. LINNEY] were working with Sergeant RAEBURN D.A. repairing and maintaining communications between Brigade Staff and Battalion Commanders.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 191
Date: 12 December 1918

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