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Roy Charles FELTON

Regimental number5502
Place of birthNorth Sydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address28 Grosvenor Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ida Alen Wylie, 28 Grosvenor Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 4,Field Ambulance 5, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Villers-Bretonneux on 8-10 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 12 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of 12/5/17 at the R.A.P. near Bullecourt, his squad was carrying a wounded man from a very advanced Post to the Relay Post when they were all, with the exception of Lance Corporal Quirk, buried by a shell. Lance Corporal Quirk immediately set to work to dig the others out. While so engaged he was blown over by the concussion of a bursting shell. Recovering himself, he continued digging until his comrades wee free. Private Martin was found to be wounded in the arm but continued at his post with the wounded man. Felton went on to the Relay and brought up fresh bearers. by sheer pluck and endurance these four men succeeded in bringing back their wounded patients. The incident occurred in the face of heavy H.E., shrapnel and barrage fire. These four men [FELTON, 1807 Roy Gladstone QUIRK, 4306 Walter Dougals MARTIN, 4304 Hector Otton LANG] are always the first to volunteer for any task requiring skill and courage and are most devoted in their duty towards the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Bar to Military Medal

'In the vicinity of BELLICOURT on the 29th and 30th September, 1918, Private FELTON carried wounded from the Battalion Aid Posts under heavy shell and machine gun fire. At times also the cary was through gassed areas. Notwithstanding the fact that he was gased himself he continued carrying throughout the day and night, and by his courage and endurance helped to get many wounded men evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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