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Ernest Frank HARTNUP

Regimental number1961
Place of birthEwhurst England
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o GPO, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Hartnup, Hurst Green, Sussex, England
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918

Military Medal

'He is a Battalion Stretcher Bearer, and during the operations in front of MESSINES 7th to 11th June 1917 he performed his duties under heavy fire in a gallant manner, and showed no regard for his personal safety when his aid was required. He frequently remained in the trenches after his Company had returned to camp assisting the Infantry stretcher bearers in removing wounded. He has repeatedly done this during previous operations, although it was not asked of him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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

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