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Regimental number5966
Place of birthCoventry England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSheppard's Siding, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Adkins, Meridian Hill, Coventry, England
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous galantry and devotion to duty as Lewis Gunner, setting splendid example. (East of Ypres 4-6 October 1917)'
Recommendation date: 7 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations East of YPRES between 4/6 October, 1917. Being in charge of a Lewis Gun he pushed on during a heavy barrage by the enemy and was able to cover the advance of his platoon. He showed an excellent example to those around him thoughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1976
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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