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Regimental number4547
Place of birthChristchurch New Zealand
OccupationStation overseer
AddressCarumbi Station, via Stockinbingal, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, Rev Dr Morley, 12 Doon Avenue, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Altered from Victoria Cross)

Recommendation date: 18 May 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion when repelling an enemy attack. He volunteered for and led a bombing attack on a machine gun position, capturing the gun and driving out the enemy with loss.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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