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Regimental number7291
Place of birthCapel, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCapel, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W Delaporte, Capel, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Ormonde on 13 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919

Military Medal

'During an attack by is Company on enemy position near VERMAND North West of ST. QUENTIN on 15th September 1918, this man, who is a platoon runner, under heavy hostile machine gun fire, carried important messages to his Company Commander. When his platoon Sergeant was badly wounded and lay in the open under direct heavy enemy machine gun fire, Private DELAPORTE, who was not on any duty at the time, went to his assistance and, helping him to cover, dressed his wounds, and then aided him to a place of safety. His coolness and gallant conduct under fire were an excellent example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10/10/1119

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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