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Regimental number274
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMaster tailor
Address142 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Joseph Fleiter, Government Chalet, Mount Buffalo, Victoria
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II)
Unit name39th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF36
Promotion date: 12 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Work at Armentieres on 28-29 January 1917.
Recommendation date: 30 January 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. During a raid on the enemy trenches he led his men with great courage and determination, demolished several dug-outs and inflicted many casualties on the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Family/military connectionsCousins: 1533 Private Walter James HAMMOND, 12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, Returned to Australia 15 April 1918; 4328 Private William Albert HAMMOND, Died of Wounds 6 ay 1917, Age 19
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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