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Neil Sydney LANCET

Regimental number119
Date of birth--/08/1887
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRothesay, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs H MacKerdy, Rothesay, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date15 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentRORS (prov)
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF19
Promotion date: 13 August 1917


Unit: INF19
Promotion date: 1 January 1918

Unit: XXII Corps Mtd Regt

Unit: LH13

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 26 November 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and inititaive near Sebonquiaux on 10th November, 1918. Sent forward in charge of three patrols to gain information and hold [the] crossing over the Annelle River, he was held up by machine gun fire, but realizing the importance of gaining the crossing for the infantry, he managed, by great courage and fine leadership, to out-manoeuvre the enemy and compel them to retire east of the river.He then made a personal reconnaissance of the crossing although he was exposed to machine gun fire and snipers. His subsequent report proved of the utmost value to the infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

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