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James William KERSHLER

Regimental number5708
Place of birthCampbelltown New South Wales
OccupationRailway clerk
AddressBroughton Street, Campbelltown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, G Kershler, Broughton Street, Campbelltown, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 3 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 18 January 1919"

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Is brought to notice for particularly good and useful work during the period 17th September, 1918 to 31st December, 1918. He is a member of the Brigade Headquarters Orderly Room staff, and he has always performed his duties, often under trying circumstances, cheerfully and to the satisfaction of all concerned. During the latter days of the fighting when Brigade headquarters was constantly on the move, this non-commissioned officer's work was beyond praise. He has seen long service with the Brigade and his work throughout has been consistently good, both in and out of the line. he is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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