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Edwin Lewis HALL

Regimental number1396
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
OccupationChemist's assistant
Address117 Armagh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Edmund William Hall, 17 Armagh Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Enlistment date18 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919

Military Cross

''His company commander having been wounded in the early stages of the attack on Mont St. Quentin, near Peronne, on the 31st August 1918, he took command, and with remarkable courage and skill led the company to the objective. Extremely heavy enemy opposition was encountered, and in the face of terrific machine gun fire he calmly moved along his company front, frequently entirely exposed, organizing the defence. On two occasions he led bombing parties to repel strong hostile counter attacks.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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

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