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Ivan Nello HOLYMAN

Regimental number292
Place of birthDevonport Tas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's clerk
Address50 High Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W Holyman, 50 High Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

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

Military Cross

Work near Leancourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 29 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919

Military Cross

'Near Jeancourt, on 18th September 1918, he showed marked gallantry and decision in the handling of his company. During the operation the company, with a strength of 120, took over 100 prisoners and more than twelve machine guns. That such considerable results were attained was due to the courage and initiative displayed by him, and to his skilful direction of the splendid fighting company under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

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

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