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Leonard Alfred JARMAN

Regimental number1838
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
Address17 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Richard Jarman, 17 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 19 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "5 May 1918

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Recommendation date: 5 October 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Military Medal

'These three Battalion Headquarters Pioneers [JARMAN, 3452 W. BAILLIE, 530 G.F. ARMOUR] during the operation near VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night 24th/25th April 1918 and on 25th April 1918 volunteered to act as stretcher bearers and worked for many hours across heavily shelled country, which was also periodically swept by intense machine gun fire. This action on their part considerably assisted in lightening the work of the regular bearers who had suffered many casualties, and showed a fine devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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