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Regimental number793
Date of birth--/08/1894
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
AddressBelmore Road, Balwyn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Honybun, Belmore Road, Balwyn, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Unit: 2nd INF Bde MG Coy

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Skill and initiative in handling section of machine guns, showing great personal courage and rendering valuable services. (Polygon Wood 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 28 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of machine guns in an attack. He led his men to the assembly positions through an intense barrage without casualties and went forward in the advance, showing complete disregard of danger. When the objective was captured he placed his guns with great tactical skill, and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. Though wounded he refused to withdraw until the position was made secure. He was largely responsible for the success of the operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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