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Corryton Charles GROSS

Regimental number4439
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouse assistant
Address178 King William Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucina Maud Gross, 178 King William Road, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the operations of this battalion near Bellicourt between the 29 September and 1 October, 1918, he displayed skilful leadership, gallantry, and devotion to duty. Early in the advance on 29 September, both his platoon officer and sergeant became casualties. He at once assumed command and led his platoon in all the subsequent attacks. On several occasions he personally went forward under heavy fire and selected Lewis gun positions and when the objective was reached his skill and resource enabled the platoon to consolidate the position to the best advantage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Date of death9 March 1979

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