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Victor Grey BARNDEN

Regimental number1068
Place of birthWild Horse Plains, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressThe Towers, Sulphide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs V C Barnden, c/o Mrs C E Carlisle, 'Ulurara', Mica Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: Refers 5-6 May 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).
Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 16 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a night attack on the enemy this officer was responsible for consolidating the left flank. He brought his party up in the dark, and found the position strongly held by the enemy. He attacked, capturing some and killing the remainder, then laid out and dug his task. He set a fine example of skill and coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsWar service: Western Front Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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