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Arthur Peter William FLACK

Regimental number10080
Place of birthMorpeth New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressEast Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Frederick William Flack, 'Lynwood', Melbourne Street, East Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 3 October 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to dutry.When a truck of ammunition which was part of a light train was set on fire by an enemy shell, he rushed to the spot with two officers and uncoupled it, in spite of exploding ammunition, and after about fifteen minutes work succeeded in isolating the burning truck from the remainder. It was largely owing to his courage and determination that many lives and a quantity of ammunition were saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death16 January 1950
Place of burialNewcastle Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium

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