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Cyril Dennis HORNE

Regimental number3473
Date of birth25 July 1893
Place of birthDunorlan, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressDevonport, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs C M Horne, Devonport, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollT/MAJ
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Promotion date: 5 November 1916

Temporary MAJ


Promotion date: 25 July 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre


Recommendation date: 17 September 1915

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He enabled a communication trench to be dug under very heavy fire displaying great courage and skill. Later he connected this trench with the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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