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Herbert Louis FERNS

Regimental number7
Place of birthSouth Melbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address38 Reed Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, J L Ferns, 38 Reed Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit nameHead Quarters 1st Australian Division
AWM Embarkation Roll number1/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Date of embarkation incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 22 October 1914.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollHeadquarters Egypt
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Medaille Militaire


Recommendation date: 17 November 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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