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Athol Robert ASHWORTH

Regimental number288
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBank clerk
AddressCooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinRobert Ashworth, Branxton, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'While watching the flank of a squadron which was attacking an enemy column retiring from LUDD on the 15th November, 1917, this N.C.O. observed some enemy infantry escaping to a flank and with two men galloped two mils and intercepted and captured 20 enemy and brought them in spite of being under heavy shell fire all the time. This N.C.O.'s coolness and ability during a critical situation set a splendid example to all other ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 223 Pte Victor Wadsworth ASHWORTH, 6th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 November 1917; 705 Pte Leigh Edric ASHWORTH, 9th Bn, returned to Australia, 29 January 1916.
Other details

War service: Middle East

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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