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Eric William HUKINS

Regimental number3417
Place of birthBrisbane Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressAmelia Street, Logan Road, south Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Australia Hukins, Amelia Street, Logan Road, south Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date4 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the counter-attack on the enemy positions near VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 24th/25th April 1918. Whilst acting as a Company Runner he showed an absolute disregard for personal safety and a fine fearlessness in the way he crossed ground which was continually swept by bursts of enemy machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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