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Regimental number648
Place of birthDeep Water New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGiligulgul via Miles, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kathleen Follington, Pampas via Pittsworth, Queensland
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the 6th September, 1918, during operations East of PERONNE, Corporal FOLLINGTON worked well out in front of our attacking troops and singled out two enemy Machine Guns which were pouring a heavy fire on our men. He worked round to a flank and sniped the gunners and crew and captured the guns. After this he still kept well out in front and by sniping cleared the enemy from a trench which, if not dealt with, would have seriously checked the advance and cased a number of casualties to our troops.'
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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