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Frederick George JURD

Regimental number2332
Place of birthSurrey England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationForeman of wharf
AddressCuracoa, Alexandria Street, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs A C Jurd, c/o A Southerby, Curacoa, Alexandria Street, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Routine Orders

Refers 28-29 September 1917.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the period 25 February to 16 September 1918, he has been Company Sergeant Major. During February and March, round Messines, his coolness and leaderwhip greatly influenced the men under his command. During the attack in front of Villers-Bretonneux, on 8 August he and his company rapidly made ready for heavy traffic the road between that village and the front line. He also organized small parties and removed a number of land mines. Throughout by his gallantry and energy, he set a very fine example to those under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Military Medal

'On the 29th September 1918 at BELLICOURT, C.S.M. JURD led a small party across to the left and captured a small party of about 20 Germans and a Machine Gun, which had to be attacked before it was taken. Immediately afterwards, when Lieutenant Whitfield called for Lewis Gunners to put out of action some enemy Machine Guns, C.S.M. JURD at once went forward and was wounded whilst endeavouring to put the Machine Guns out of action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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