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Cyril Denton FETHERS

Place of birthMalvern Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank manager
AddressMornington, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Hazel Fethers, 93 New Street, Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date16 August 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

For conspicuous gallantry at Bapaume in command of a reconnoitring patrol in the town reporting it clear of the enemy. Later in locating an enemy machine gun and by observation under fire was able to have it silenced.
Recommendation date: 24 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Military Cross

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a reconnoitring patrol in a most gallant manner, and brought back valuable information. He set a splended example to his men throughout the operations.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Captain Bernard Denton FETHERS, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 18 October 1919; Major Noel Denton FETHERS, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 August 1917; Captain Geoffrey Ernest FETHERS, Australian Army Veterinary Corps, returned to Australia, 21 December 1918; Lt Colonel Wilfred Kent FETHERS DSO, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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