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Henry ISRAEL

Regimental number2543A
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionJewish
OccupationReader
Address77 Page Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Israel, 77 Page Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Awarded)


Conspicuous gallantry in action on 29 September 1917 near Ypres, and excellent work in leading carrying parties through heavy fire.
Recommendation date: 22 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. He rushed forward and bayonetted two of the enemy attack. He rushed forward and bayonetted two of the enemy who were inflicting casualties on another unit with a machine gun. He then helped to rush a concrete blockhouse, where eight prisoners were captured. After the consolidation he did splendid work in leading carrying parties to the front line through heavy barrages. He showed the greatest courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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