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Frank John Woodward HARDING

Regimental number61
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address24 Whitehall Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinH R Harding, 24 Whitehall Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified (Military Medal?)

Recommendation date: 25 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Hebuterue on 29th March 1918. This N.C.O. organised and led a bombing party to the attack at very short notice showing exceptional ability and initiative in the handling of his party. Against, superior numerical odds and in a trench well swept, by an enemy machine gun he carried on with fine dash until wounded at the head of his party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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

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