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Claude Rowley HILDEBRAND

Regimental number2343
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationSalvation Army officer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, Scebor Hildebrand, Old Guildford, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and exceptional devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer during an enemy attack on 46th Battalion near ALBERT on April 3rd, 1918. The enemy put down a heavy barrage on our position which was a high railway embankment. Lance Corporal HILDEBRAND climbed up and down the embankment through Artillery and Machine Gun fire, carrying to safety many of the men who had become casualties. he attended to his work with vigour and only stopped when completely exhausted. The cheery manner with which he carried out this dangerous work had a very encouraging effect on the remainder of the Company.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of deathapprox 1938
Place of burialMelbourne, Victoria

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