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Harry August FIEDLER

Regimental number1240
Place of birthRochester, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressWarragamba, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.25"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinF Fiedler, Warragamba, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 7 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying several messages, mounted, through heavy shell fire, and continuing to do so on foot when it was no longer possible to remain mounted. Later, he volunteered to carry back a wounded non-commissioned officer from an advanced post to an aid post, a distance of nearly a mile by night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FIEDLER Harry August

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