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Frederick William GRAY

Regimental number11877
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPacker
AddressWaterloo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Frederick William Gray, 46 Pitt Street, Waterloo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceA Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit nameField Ambulance 9, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of sections of stretcher bearers. He was constantly in the forward area with his men, where his initiative and judgment undoubtedly saved the lives of many wounded, to whom delay would have proved fatal. He several times led his bearers through enemy barrage and into "No Man's Land" under heavy fire to pick up wounded. By his personal gallantry and devotion he has greatly assisted in evacuation of the wounded, and set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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