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Nathan Douglas LACKIE

Regimental number8428
Place of birthLiverpool New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressIllawarra Road, Liverpool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, H Lackie, Illawarra Road, Liverpool, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 16 November 1917

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'On 19th October, 1917, near WESTHOEK RIDGE, east of YPRES, this soldier was in charge of wagons delivering sleepers for track making in forward areas. The track behind them was blown to pieces by heavy enemy shell fire. He assisted in repairing and clearing the road for traffic which had become dangerously congested, and continued to carry on with his self imposed task on his own initiative, and with cool courage although the NCO in charge had been killed. his action with that of Drivers [7903 J.W.] ELLIS and [[6106 H.] DICK, saved many valuable lives, horses and wagons as traffic was barely clear when the enemy put down further heavy shelling on the spot where traffic had been held up.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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