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Louis Willyama AVERY

Regimental number55
Place of birthBroken Hill
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrican Engineer
Addressc/o Silverton Tramway, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, L W Avery, care or Silverton Tramway, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: ENG Div 1
Promotion date: 23 February 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Valuable services in constructing communications, also conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 4th/5th October, 1917 Cpl. AVERY was engaged in the construction of a communication trench between two strong points. When his Section Officer was wounded he assumed charge of the work and by his masterly handling of the men ensured the best results possible. By his courage and devotion to duty he set a splendid example to those under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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