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James Henry Steele KING

Regimental number645
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs L B N King, Mollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll645A
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES, he displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action. This N.C.O. led a Platoon with great courage and ability. Under very heavy enemy shell and Machine Gun fire, he set a fine example to his men and inspired them all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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