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Stewart Cossey HULL

Regimental number1616
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
Address107 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eleonor Ray, 107 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 2 January 1919

Lieutenant


Unit: INF27
Promotion date: 2 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Showed great gallantry in covering with gun fire the retirement from Bayonet Trench, North of Flers.
Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On evening 5th November, 1916, during retirement from BAYONET Trench north of FLERS, he stayed behind at Right end of the trench and covered the retirement of the men with a Lewis gun. He was seen to put two enemy machine guns out of action also the gunners. He blew up his own gun with a Mills grenade as he was too exhausted to get it out of the trench. He returned alone after midnight.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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