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James Wadsley Rupert FIELDHOUSE

Regimental number9867
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBirrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Una Maud Fieldhouse, 21 Newland Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work under great difficulties on well at Ploegsteert between 7-12 June 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst digging a well. After three of his party had been severely gassed, he worked for 24 hours under fire until reaching a supply of water, which has since proved of the greatest value in saving the necessity for carrying parties, with attendant losses.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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