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Richard Beaumont HARRINGTON

Regimental number1832
Place of birthCalcutta India
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Miss A Harrington, Earlham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Enlistment date10 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 19 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Jeancourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack east of JEANCOURT on 18th September, 1918, Private HARRINGTON was a Company Signaller and showed wonderful devotion to duty. He was the only signaller left in his company and in spite of this, he was untiring in his efforts to keep his Company Commander in touch with Battalion Headquarters and flanking units. Until the first objective was reached, he voluntarily constituted himself as a runner and afterwards mended wires and remained at his phone under heavy shell fire until relieved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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