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Sydney Samuel Walter HORNER

Regimental number17041
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLoco blacksmith
AddressAuburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Horner, 17 Union Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps February 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. During the operations near CHUIGNOLLES on 23rd and 24th August, 1918, Private HORNER was in charge of a squad of bearers working from the foremost R.A.P. He repeatedly led his men across heavily shelled country to rescue wounded. He showed a fine example of courage and endurance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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