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Henry FINTER

Place of birthDugandan Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressTingalpa, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs M K Finter, State School, Tingalpa, Queensland
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Devotion to duty and valuable services while in charge of dump. (Near Le Barque 24-26 February 1917).
Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Military Cross


Valuable services in re-organising carrying parties, showing conspicuous courage and determination, and setting splendid example. ( Hooge 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the other officers of his company became casualties he organized the company, which was supplying carrying parties, and succeeded in keeping the forward area supplied. He personally led parties through heavy barrages with utter contempt of danger. Later, he took over part of the front line, and consolidated the position. His example throughout the operations was splendid and greatly contributed to the success achieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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