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Herbert Ernest EGGLESTON

Regimental number548
Place of birthRutherglen, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGreat Southern, Rutherglen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Roland Eggleston, Great Southern, Rutherglen, Victoria
Enlistment date6 October 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 Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 4 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations against the HINDENBURG Line, near BELLICOURT, on 29th September, 1918, while acting as a stretcher bearer, Sapper EGGLESTON, with the assistance of Sapper GLENDINNING, worked throughout the day under very heavy shell and machine gun fire, carrying the wounded. Early in the day he suffered from gas, but continued on duty throughout, when he finally collapsed and had to be evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 911 Pte Charles Roland EGGLESTON, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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