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Henry Valentine GUNTHER

Regimental number3361
Place of birthNorthcot Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTrimmer
Addressc/o J T Horner, Black Flat Glen Waverley, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gunther, c/o J T Horner, Black Flat PO Glen Waverley, Victoria
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 21 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For loyal devotion to duty for the past six months. During a minor operation, this N.C.O. took charge of his platoon when the platoon Officer was wounded. The objective being taken this N.C.O. organized and consolidated the position. During the recent operations this N.C.O. has done consistent work, has led his platoon to the final objective under heavy fire with great skill and initiative. His coolness, courage, and disregard for danger set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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