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Nicholas LAGUTIN

Regimental number2043
Place of birthMoscow Russia
ReligionRussian Orthodox
AddressG.P.O, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Annie Lagutin, 84 Garden Street, Moseon, Russia
Enlistment date23 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Lihons from 15th-19thth August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 24 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near LIHONS from 15th August 1918 to 19th August 1918. This N.C.O. was in charge of a bombing block within 25 yards of the enemy. On the evening of the 16th the enemy under cover of showers of bombs and rifle grenades made four distinct attempts to rush the post. Owing to the bravery and determination of this N.C.O. each attack was beaten off with loss to the enemy. He organised his bombers very skilfully and harassed the enemy unceasingly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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