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Herbert Victor GARLAND

Regimental number779
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBeryl Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinJ Garland, Andrew Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 10 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry in the Field and devotion to duty. Bridge No. 60 at LA MOTTE, East of AMIENS on the night of 6th/7th May, 1918 was struck by a shell. This bridge was charged for demolition. Ten charges and the electric leads were set alight, one charge exploded and Corporal GARLAND with three other N.C.Os., regardless of all danger, extinguished the burning charges and leads. This action undoubtedly saved the bridge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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