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Regimental number2165
Place of birthNewport England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressIngham, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinMother, Mrs, Whilemina Johnson, 8 Salop Manor Road, Edgemond, Newport, England
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Auger Wood on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 28 June 1918

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

Bar to Military Medal

'At AUGER WOOD on the 11th August 1918 during the counter attack by the enemy, this N.C.O. displayed great ability in handling his Lewis Gun Section. After his crew had become casualties he advanced to the attack firing his gun from the hip. He succeeded in killing 1 N.C.O. and 5 other ranks during this encounter. All the time this action was in progress this N.C.O. was under terrific machine gun fire. Throughout the whole of the operations on the 10th and 11th August the conduct of this N.C.O. was an example of fine soldierly qualities coupled with marked ability.'

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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