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Regimental number321
Place of birthRockhampton Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal official
Address116 Denison Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs. E. Finlayson, 116 Denison Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 7 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the Field. On 14th July, 1918, during enemy attack on MUSALLABEH SALIENT, he was Signals Corporal at MASKERAH, which Post was isolated and had its communications cut by the enemy. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he went out under very heavy shell fire, and repaired telephone line connecting the post with Second Brigade gaining touch with them. When day broke, he set up a ... station under heavy shell and rifle fire in the open thus obtaining touch with 1st Brigade, which could not have been obtained otherwise. He has done consistently good work in the field from and including GALLIPOLI.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

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

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