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Edwin KNOX

Regimental number5139
Place of birthMoruya New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Queenscliffe', Waratah Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Oliver, 'Queenscliffe', Waratah Street, Katoomba, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Mont St.Quentin on 31 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919

Military Medal

'When his company was approaching the objective during the attack on MT. ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE, on 31st August, 1918, this N.C.Os platoon was held up to severe enemy machine gun fire from the direct front. He immediately gathered a few men and bringing constant hosing fire on the enemy with his Lewis gun, led the attack on the position and captured the gun with 5 prisoners. By his marked gallantry and coolness and his skilful and accurate use of his Lewis gun, a dangerous obstacle was overcome, and the remainder of his platoon was enabled to move forward without casualties. His courage and cheerfulness throughout the attack were a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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