Midford Stanley HOURN

Place of birthYoung New South Wales
AddressGrafton, Elsemere Street, Kensington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W A Hourn, Grafton, Elsemere Street, Kensington, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 4 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Military Cross

'During the attack on Peronne, on 1st September, 1918, when his company commander became a casualty early in the operations, he assumed command, and, though himself wounded, he led the men with gallant determination and skill. He was wounded a second time, but remained at duty, showing a fine example of endurance and devotion to duty that greatly inspired his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAlso embarked INF4REIN18, rank LT