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Henry GREER

Regimental number1842
Place of birthGeham Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrigelow Siding, Western Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinBrother, William Greeg, C/o Resident Engineer, Enoggera Terrace Creek, Railway Department, Queensland
Enlistment date24 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his platoon commander became a casualty he took command and cleared out two large dugouts, taking about fifty prisoners. On reaching the final objective he established a forward machine gun post in face of heavy machine gun fire. His organizing capacity and skilful leadership were a great asset.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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