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Avelyn Clarence DUNHILL

Regimental number434
Date of birth--/03/1890
Place of birthKersbrook, South Australia
AddressRenmark, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, F Dunhill, Orroroo, South Australia
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF50
Promotion date: 3 November 1917


Unit: INF50
Promotion date: 14 May 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 17 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry while in charge of a fighting patrol, when, after an unsuccessful attack on an enemy post, he re-organized and made a second attempt, bombing and rushing the position. The post was completely mopped up, and a much needed identification procured.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1968

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