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Lancelot HERMON

Regimental number5151
Place of birthMelbourne Vic
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYarra Junction, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Hermon, Yarra Junction, Victoria
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'During the operations on MT. ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE on 1st September, 1918, Private HERMAN was a Stretcher Bearer, and throughout he displayed a courage and devotion to duty that were admirable. Again and again he went out into an inferno of machine gun and shell fire, and collected casualties, dressed them, and carried them to the rear. He worked unremittingly and ceased only when all casualties had been removed from the field. At FRAMERVILLE on August 18th this man's Company came under a very severe "Five-nine" bombardment, and suffered casualties. HERMAN at once set to work, and with conspicuous courage and energy dug out two men who had been buried, and attended to their wounds. He then helped to carry them to the rear.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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