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James DENT

Regimental number2582
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressClifford Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thos Dent, Clifford Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work near Hargicourt from 18-21 September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the operations near HARGICOURT from 18th to 21st September, 1918, L/Cpl. DENT was in charge of Headquarters runners and set a fine example of endurance and devotion to duty. For a couple of days there was little opportunity for sleep and many messages had to be carried through constant enemy shelling. He was cheerful and willing and took all more important messages himself and his example meant much to those associated with him. He also performed valuable work in guiding in relieving parties and his action throughout was worthy of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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