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Clifford Roy FRY

Regimental number4437
Place of birthFitzroy Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address15 Hamburg Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Fry, 15 Hamburg Street, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde on 4 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 7 July 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. On 4th October, 1917, at BROODSEINDE he performed his duties as runner with a complete disregard of danger and risk. Without hesitation he carried messages through the heaviest fire to the forward positions when all other means of communication had failed. At night he acted as a guide and was continuously on duty, without sleep for long periods of time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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