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Nelson HETHERINGTON

Regimental number3139
ReligionBEL ASSEM
OccupationBreadcarter
Address28 Lane Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Thomas Hetherington, 88 Main Street, Brampton, Cumberland, England
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 10 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 2nd April, 1917, during advance and attack on NOREUIL, this Non Commissioned Officer gallantly went forward alone under fire to cut through some barbed wire, and then signalled back to his Company that the way was clear. He later worked very hard reorganising his Platoon and consolidating the position gained thereby setting a fine example and rendering assistance worthy of special notice.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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