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Regimental number520
Place of birthLiban Russia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCloncurry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Domical Gedgawd, c/o Albert Chunk, 21 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Enlistment date17 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Military Medal

'During operations from 24th September 1917 to 29th September 1917, in the vicinity of POLYGON WOOD, did repeatedly carry out wounded comrades under very heavy shell fire, and also carried quantities of ammunition under heavy fire to the Machine gun battery to which he was attached. By his courage and devotion to duty he set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 August 1980
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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