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Leonard James GUTTERIDGE

Regimental number8042
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrician
Address136 Parry Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William James Gutteridge, 136 Parry Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Consistent gallantry, coolness and determination throughout Somme operations.'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1916

Military Medal


'Has always displayed great gallantry and coolness and determination as linesman, notably during operations in Sausage Valley.'
Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 10 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Has always displayed great gallantry, coolness and determination in his work as linesman, notably on night of 4th/5th August, 1916, and during operations at SAUSAGE VALLEY.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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