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Regimental number2758
Place of birthManchester England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Hancock, 7 Cumberland Street, Lower Broughton, Manchester, England
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollTemporary Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For marked gallantry, initiative, and resource throughout the operations east of Bellenglise, north of St. Quentin, 18-19 September, 1918. He acted as company sergeant major of his company, and, during the attack on out-post trench of Hindenburg Line, he took charge of half the company and brilliantly led them to the final objective, capturing many prisoners and machine guns. He established a block in communication trench leading to "No Man's Land" and did splendidly in organizing and consolidating the line. He set a very fine example throughout to those under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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