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Arthur Edward AYERS

Regimental number6701
Place of birthSalt Lake City USA
ReligionChurch of England
Address278 Bridge Road, Forest Lodge, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr G H Ayers, Denman Street, Dalton Park, Cobar, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF37
Promotion date: 1 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918

Military Medal

'On 12th October, 1917, East of YPRES, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action. When all the officers of his Company had become casualties, he took command of the Company and led it to the capture of the objective which he consolidated. He then re-organised the Company and handled it with great judgment for the rest of the day. He displayed remarkable initiative and his cheerfulness under heavy fire and trying natural conditions had a most beneficial effect on the morale of all his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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