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Regimental number1851
Place of birthAlderley Edge, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Jones, Chorley Hall Road, Aderley Edge, Cheshire, England
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Salvage Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'From the period of the 16th September to 11th November, 1918, he has consistently and most thoroughly attended to his duties, which have embraced practically the whole of the administrative work of the Unit. He has served as Company Clerk of the 3rd Australian Division Salvage Company since February 4th, 1917, and has at all times carried out his work in a highly efficient manner. His untiring energy and devotion to duty, especially during the operations on the ''SOMME' 1918 in the compilation of salvage reports etc., often under most trying circumstances, is well worthy of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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