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Arthur Findon DUNBAR

Regimental number540
Place of birthGawler, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressChief Street, Brompton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Allan A. Dunbar, Chief Street, Brompton, South Australia
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 4 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations against the HINDENBURG Line on the morning of 29th September, 1918, in the neighbourhood of BELLICOURT, he was engaged with a party searching for enemy mines. Sapper DUNBAR removed several dangerous booby traps from dugouts and assisted in the capture of many prisoners. He also detected and removed a large number of road mines. The whole of the day he worked under heavy shell and machine gun fire, during which 50 percent of his party became casualties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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