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Herbert Stanley GELDARD

Regimental number2442
Place of birthArmidale New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressArmidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H W Geldard, Armidale, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 4 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While in support his company came under heavy shell fire and suffered casualties. Assisted by a N.C.O. he worked continuously for ten hours digging out buried men and assisting the wounded. During the whole time he exposed himself to heavy shell fire, and showed an utter contempt of danger. He set a splendid example to his men, and saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 4789 Pte William Henry GELDARD, 56th Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1917.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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