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Arthur Sugden KEIGHLEY

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTheatrical producer
Addressc/o A Turner, Chas Summers And Co Auctioneers St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Stops, Newnham Grounds, Daventry Northants, England
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: "10 October 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 12 May 1918"

FateDischarged 20 December 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Accompanied only by a corporal, this officer made a daylight reconnaissance, crawling across "No Man's Land" under cover of hedges and ditches until he reached the enemy lines, where he searched several houses and out-buildings. He then entered a hostile observation post and captured an enemy observer, whom he brought back. Through his initiative dash and skill, he secured valuable information of the enemy's dispositions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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