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Edward Lyall FORD

Regimental number2038
Place of birthDeans Marsh Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressPort Campbell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Ford, 'Glen Eira', Winchelsea, Victoria
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 3rd/4th October, 1918, during the operations south of BEAUREVOIR, near ST. AUENTIN, Sergeant FORD did excellent and gallant service. After his Officer had been wounded and the guns of his section put out of action, he fearlessly reconnoitred the position under very heavy fire, collected stray infantry and the remainder of his gun crews, and organised a post which was held against repeated enemy counter attacks with obstinate bravery inspired by Sergeant FORD.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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