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Henry HUNT

Regimental number587
AddressLancefield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinAlfred Hunt, Lancefield, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work at Herleville Wood on 23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'This N.C.O. did excellent liaison work at Herleville Wood on 23 August, 1918. As the advance proceeded he collected stragglers, and after a brisk fight succeeded in taking them forward and establishing them on the final objective. By his initiative and courage he undoubtedly relieved some of the pressure on the front line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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