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Martin Ingemann KNUDSEN

Regimental number7006
Place of birthHidsund Denmark
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressMansfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr P Knudsen, Hadsund, Denmark
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Splendid work as stretcher-bearer, showing consistent bravery under fire and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'During the period 23/28th October 1917, near ZONNEBEKE, East of YPRES, Private KNUDSEN did splendid work as a stretcher bearer. He carried wounded continuously between the front line and the Reg. Aid Post which necessitated passing through the heaviest barrage lines. On two occasions when the men of his squad were all knocked out he carried on and single handed brought in the wounded man and then returned through the barrage and brought in the other wounded stretcher bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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