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Maurice Edward JARMAN

Regimental number1694
Place of birthCairns Queensland
Address'Sidcombe', Kerris Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Jarman, 'Sidcombe', Kerris Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Altered to Military Medal )

Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This man went forward under heavy shell fire during the attack on POLYGON WOOD on 20th September 1917, and established forward dumps. He showed initiative, determination, and his exceptional bravery set a fine example to the party of men of whom he was in charge.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death18 July 1964
Place of burialCairns Civil Cemetery

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