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Robert Henry DRURY

Regimental number12609
Place of birthHoughton, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationBuilder
AddressInglewood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs E J Drury, Inglewood, South Australia
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At 5 a.m. on 4th July, 1918, near HAMEL east of CORBIE, Private DRUY showed conspicuously in courage, resource and devotion to duty in collecting wounded from Front Line to R.A.P. whilst under heavy shell fire. His dash in carrying this out stood out from his comrades. Later he carried from the RA.A.P. to Motor Loading Post over shell swept ground. On the night of the 5th July, 1918, he voluntarily collected many wounded from the front line and carried them to the R.A.P. all the while under shell fire. He worked for two days carrying continuously with untiring energy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 12788 Pte William Edward DRUY, 5th Divisional Headquarters, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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