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Regimental number793
Place of birthGordon Victoria
OccupationTimber getter
Addressc/o Mrs Scott, Homestead, Northern Railway, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, Fred Greaves, Berringer, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Organised successful attack by powers of leadership, bravery and initiative. (Bullecourt 6-7 May 1917).
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of his platoon during the advance, and after hard fighting succeeded in taking the enemy strong post. He finally captured 200 yards of the enemy trench, when under great difficulty he established a strong post, which he held until relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Date of death24 March 1969

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