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James Harold GREENWOOD

Regimental number1852
Place of birthMaryborough Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressLower Homebush, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, S.J. Greenwood, Lower Homebush, Victoria
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations West of BELLENGLISE on the 18th September, 1918. During the advance Private GREENWOOD did excellent work with a Lewis gun. He worked right out in front of his Company ensuring the advance to the HINDENBURG LINE, and he finally succeeded in establishing himself right up near enemy wire where he kept the enemy down whilst the Company dug in. It was owing to his bravery and initiative that the Company was able to reach this position, and by his brilliant work he prevented counter attack from developing. His behaviour was an excellent example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 March 1930
Place of burialAvoca Cemetery

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