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Regimental number394
Place of birthSpring Creek Queensland
AddressBoomah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Carline Imhoff, Clifton, Queensland
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Medal

'Throughout the intermittent fighting extending over six months, this N.C.O. has exceptionally good work to his credit. On 9th and 11th August 1918, in the attacks at FRAMERVILLE near AMIENS, he did excellent work, pushing his guns well forward into positions from which he kept down enemy Machine Guns and snipers. Throughout 11th August he held an isolated flank-position, using his guns with good effect. He brought an enemy motor lorry, which was making its escape, to a stand still. His work is always reliable and courageous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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