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Louis Lempriere AGNEW

Regimental number8601
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPastoralist
AddressLucy E Agnew, Oatlands, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, James Stewart Agnew, Oatlands, Tasmania
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 5 August 1916

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 16 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He held up a determined enemy attack until reinforcements arrived, and thus saved a most critical situation. He was subsequently wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date30 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 18 April 1917.

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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