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Benjamin James JAMIESON

Regimental number3150
Place of birthWilliamstown Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJournalist
Address244 Nicholson Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Jamieson, 244 Nicholson Street, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 26 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Who acted as a runner between advanced Company Headquarters and the guns in the front system during the attack near ZONNEBEKE on 26th September, 1917. He was instrumental in maintaining communications and guiding ration parties tot he guns. On one occasion in a heavy barrage when the ration party who were all casualties he himself dressed the wounded and rushed away for stretcher bearers. He has shown great daring during the whole of the operations and is recommended for his bravery and valuable work. He is recommended for the Military Medal.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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