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Glanfield Keith EMONSON

Regimental number543
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, H Emonson, Strickland Road, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollNIG
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 10 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Keith Glanfield

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and determination in directing his men in the defence of his section of the trench against a raiding party of the enemy. He was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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