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Edward DREWITT

Regimental number2358
Place of birthEden New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarriage builder
Address25 Wells Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, C Drewitt, 25 Wells Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A75 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Harbonnieres on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations in the vicinity of HARBONNIERES, East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 8th August 1918, this N.C.O. by his resource and bravery in the face of the enemy, managed to push his gun forward to a position of much tactical importance after being deposited on the final objective by a Tank, and from this position he was able to inflict heavy casualties on the enemy and keep down snipers, thus allowing the infantry to continue their advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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