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Regimental number1293
Place of birthWinchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNewbridge, Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 4"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, J McMorley, Butcher, Newbridge, Bathurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Duke of Edinburgh Rifles; 1 year in the Natal Mounted Police.
Enlistment date29 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Refers 25 April 1915.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1915

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 25th April, 1915, and subsequently during operations near Gaba Tepe, for conspicuous coolness and bravery in volunteering on many occasions for dangerous missions and for judgment in carrying them out.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6544
Date: 5 August 1915

Mentioned in Despatches

Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 12 June 1915.

Discharge date22 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 18 July 1915 (gun shot wound, left eye; eye removed, 21 July).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Star of England', 12 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit), 22 May 1916.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUMBERSTONE Richard

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