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Albert Samuel HORNER

Regimental number3477
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrass moulder
AddressCoburg, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, M A Horner, 122 Moore Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Cyclists Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'As a Platoon Sergeant from 6th June 1916 and as Tem. Company Sergeant-Major from 17th October 1918 this N.C.O. has done continuous good service. His reliability, disregard for personal danger and tact have made him noticeable and have contributed to make him one of the best N.C.O's obtainable. He has always carried out his duties in a cheerful manner and has earned the respect of his Company. He has always tackled any problems, no matter how difficult in such a way that he has invariably succeeded in attaining his object. His record for continuous good work I consider unsurpassed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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