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Ralph HEDLEY

Regimental number2613
Place of birthHawick Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J Hedley, Roughlea, Bunchester Bridge, Havoick, Roxburghshire Scotland
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia No details enetered on Nominal
Medals

Military Medal

'Near MERRIS on 11th July, 1918 in daylight Lance Corporal HEDLEY led a patrol of four men into No Man's Land, located an enemy post and captured the six occupants. He then went further and mopped up a number of isolated dug-outs, killing the enemy where resistance was shown and capturing eight more prisoners. During this operation he was continually being sniped at but he showed the greatest coolness and set a splendid example to the men with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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