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Horace George FERRANTI

Regimental number8393
Place of birthDurban South Africa
ReligionCongregational
OccupationClerk
AddressMoombie Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ferranti, Moombie Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Mentioned for good work with forward detachment of wagons under C.E. 1st ANZAC. On the 14th October, 1917, near WESTHOEK, when the road was blown up and teams bogged under heavy shell fire, this Driver gallantly assisted to extricate the wagons. With coolness and courage and by devotion to duty only one wagon was abandoned. This same wagon being subsequently destroyed by enemy fire. His conduct throughout this trying period was most soldier like and commendable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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