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Allen Charles Waters KINGSTON

Regimental number1290
Place of birthKoolunga South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, Henry Kingston, Saddleworth, South Australia
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 20 September 1918

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 13 January 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 February 1919"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Meritorious Service Medal

'For good and courageous work. As Transport Sergeant this N.C.O. has been indefatigable in his efforts to keep the Transport up to a high state of efficiency. When the Battalion is in the line his management of the Transport has been excellent and Sergeant Kingston invariably takes it to the line himself often through heavy shelling and machine gun fire. This was especially noticeable in the August operations, when his work was marked by skill, coolness and great devotion to duty in spite of many obstacles. During the period from February 25th to September 16th/17th September Sergeant Kinston has done consistently good work and is deserving of the highest praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on the Hindenburg line outposts opposite Bellenglise, 20-21 September, 1918. He supervised the bringing forward of rations and ammunition that were required for the attack. This had to be done at night time, when the enemy was shelling and bombing all roads incessantly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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