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Albert Edward Watson JAGGS

Regimental number2696
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Charles Edward Jaggs, 190 Cassland Road, S. Hackney, London, England
Enlistment date22 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Harbonnieres on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 21 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations near HARBONNIERES, East of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 9th August, 1918. Private JAGGS was No. 1 of a Lewis gun team and led his section into action with great skill and determination. He rushed two enemy machine gun nests, firing from the hip as he went. Having accounted for 12 of the enemy in this way the rest, 8 in number, were taken prisoner. He has frequently been mentioned by his Company Commander for his skill and initiative as a Lewis gunner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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