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James William HOOD

Regimental number5706
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressPolkemmet, near Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M D Hood, Polkemmet, near Horsham, Victoria
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Lihons on 10 August 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 10th day of August 1918 at LIHONS. During the attack this Stretcher Bearer did magnificent work and displayed great courage in going out under heavy Machine Gun and rifle fire across extremely flat and open country and rescuing wounded. On many separate occasions, after his comrade had become a casualty, he bandaged the wounded by himself and at great personal risk repeatedly carried them great distances on his back to a place of safety. His courage was superb.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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