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Eric HOLLAND

Regimental number7
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDvr
Address43 Fletcher Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs C Holland, 43 Fletcher Street, Essendon, Victoria
Previous military service21st Signal Troop Army Engineers
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Signal Troop (1st Light Horse Brigade)
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Throughout active operations lasting over two months he rendered conspicuously distinguished service as a motor cyclist, always showing the most determined pluck and tenacity of purpose when accompanying a brigade during an advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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