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Regimental number926
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClaney Boarding House, Sturt Street, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs E Scott, 228 Edward Street, Barking Road, Plaistow, England
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Devotion to duty and personal bravery at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

FateDischarged 27 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to MM

'At BOIS DE CHREPY on the 10th August 1918 after his platoon commander had become a casualty he immediately proceeded to collect and organise for a further advance. While the advance was temporarily checked owing to terrific machine gun fire this N.C.O. used his platoon with great dash and ability, and engaged enemy machine gun post which was holding the line up. By this means and by the careful manner in which it was carried out, fire from that quarter was checked, and the line was allowed to advance. During the counter attack at 7 a.m. on the 11th instant this N.C.O. again displayed remarkable ability and coolness setting a fine example throughout the whole operations to those under him and to all with whom he came in contact.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 17 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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