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Charles William GUTHRIE

Regimental number10039
Address561 Dowling Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J E Guthrie, 561 Dowling Street, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 26 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. He has discharged the duties of his responsible position with energy and ability, and his behaviour under fire has been distinguished by gallantry and disregard of danger and great resource in overcoming difficulties. Once during very heavy enemy shell-fire, in spite of great danger, he procured a stretcher and with the aid of another gunner rescued a badly wounded man. In this and at all times he showed a fine example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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

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