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Regimental number3146
Place of birthAkaroa, New Zealand
OccupationMotor driver
AddressSouth Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Elliott, 593 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations against the HINDENBURG LINE East of LE VERGUIER on the 18th September 1918. Whilst loading limbers the enemy placed heavy shelling in the vicinity. His officer was seriously wounded, and one horse was killed; he immediately took charge of the situation, attending the wounded, and in spite of the shelling, carried on the work. His splendid example had an excellent effect on the remainder of the men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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