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Harold FEATHERSTONE

Regimental number3292
Date of birth27 December 1883
Place of birthDurham, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressBowen, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Robinson, Four Lane Ends, St John's Chapel, Durham, England
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company - No 1 Military District
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 22 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Bony on 29 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918, at BONY. He was in charge of a party engaged on clearing and maintaining forward roads, following up the Infantry in attack. Although the attack was held up at GUILLEMONT Farm he went forward, under heavy fire, on three occasions to make a reconnaissance of the road previously assigned to the party at the commencement of the battle. His coolness and courage were a great example to the men and inspired them to no small degree.'
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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