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James HORSBURGH

Regimental number181
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBridge-builder
Address19 Abbey Road, Nillenween, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Hoseburgh, 19 Abbey Road, Nilleween, Scotland
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 9 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the officers became casualties he took command of the company, led them forward, displaying great coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. has shown great daring and intelligence in patrol work, particularly on the nights of November 10th/11th 1915 and on 11th/12th 1915 when in charge of patrol parties in Wire gully, Gallipoli owing to his intelligence the patrol was enabled to avoid a Turkish Patrol and return with valuable information to our lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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