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Ronald Gilbert HORWOOD

Regimental number834
Date of birth--/09/1896
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Carrie Horwood, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 16 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 18 January 1917

Temporary CAPT


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 21 October 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'During the attack on 4-5 August 1916 with eight men held on to isolated position for several hours under heavy shell fire.'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POZIERES RIDGE on 4th/5th August, 1916, with 8 men held on to an isolated position in advanced captured trenches for several hours under heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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