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David Bernard FENNER

Regimental number1353
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPaper ruler
AddressWright Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Daniel Fenner, Wright Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Zonnebeke on 4 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

'On 4th October, 1917, when in charge of a stretcher squad working in the neighbourhood of ZONNEBEKE conducted himself in a singularly gallant manner. For 30 hours he continuously carried wounded through heavy shell fire. His coolness and courage were a splendid example to the men under his charge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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