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Theodore Harry Rundell FROST

Regimental number2037
Place of birthEchuca Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Address'Chandos', Broadmeadows, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr Raymond Frost, 'Chandos', Broadmeadows, Victoria
Enlistment date24 May 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 RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry near Bapaume, when, though outnumbered, inflicted severe losses on enemy only retiring when bombs ran out. In retiring held enemy at bay by rifle fire, assisting in repelling atack.
Recommendation date: 25 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Near BAPAUME on the night of the 15/16th March during an attack along an hostile trench, held their ground although greatly outnumbered, inflicting severe losses on the enemy and only retiring, when their supply of bombs ran out. In retiring they held the hostile party at bay by rapid rifle fire, and were subsequently conspicuous in repelling a counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 November 1974
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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