Raymond Newton KERSHAW

Regimental number248
Place of birthCumberland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBillyard Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, George W Kershaw, Billyard Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceSUS
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. Though early wounded, he brought his two guns forward to a good position, and continued to do good work with them until obliged by his wound to hand over and go to the regimental post. He showed great pluck and coolness.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919