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Regimental number2111
Place of birthTruro, South Australia
Addressc/o Mrs A Hodgson, 77 George Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Mary Bartsch, c/o Mrs A Hodgson, 77 George Street, Thebarton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Italian Bronze Medal

Recommendation date: 11 May 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 19 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when, finding a gap in the line caused by shell fire, he proceeded to it to get men into position to fill it. On his way he encountered an enemy post, which he tackled single handed, killing seven men. He then arranged for the closing of the gap'.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date19 December 1919
Other details

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

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