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Darrell Keith FORDHAM

Regimental number1352
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Addressc/o E T W Fordham, Titles Office, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Laughton, 12 Francis Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For coolness under fire and good management of bearer squad in his charge. At POZIERES on 9th August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1240 Driver Noel Archibald FORDHAM MM, 4th Divisional Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 5 September 1919.

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