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Regimental number228
Place of birthForbes Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinSister, Mrs Read, Gray Street, Perth, Scotland
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Non-Commissioned Officer is recommended for his most excellent work and devotion to duty. The period under review was one of strenuous offensive operations, and it is due to the hard work and devoted service of this Non-Commissioned Officer that his company under all circumstances were so well supplied with everything possible which contributed to their physical and bodily comfort, both in action and during the rare periods of rest. The very useful work done by him in no small measure contributed to the unvarying success of the Company to which he belongs.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 June 1923

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