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Stanley Frederick BASS

Regimental number2329
ReligionChurch of England
Address18 Kingdom Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E Bass, 18 Kingdom Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Valuable services in organising and maintaining supply of bombs, carrying supplies under heavy fire, and setting a magificent example.
Recommendation date: 14 May 1917

Military Medal

Work near Hargicourt on 18 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an enemy advance and bombing attack he supervised three Lewis guns, and then organized and maintained the supply of bombs to our bombing party. He carried grenades over 500 yards through heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack near Hargicourt, on 18th September 1918. He pushed forward with only two or three men, and captured two enemy machine guns and about forty prisoners. Later he displayed great energy in reorganizing his platoon and advancing to the final objective under heavy fire. He set a splendid example of courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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