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Regimental number1742
Place of birthNorth Melbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCarlisle River, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Andrew Larson, Carlisle River, Victoria
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work during period 2-5 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 12 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'2nd October to 5th October, 1917 - This N.C.O. was controlling the traffic along the STAR POINT - IDIOT CORNER Plank Road. On the day in question the road between these points was very heavily shelled, and in consequence many casualties occurred to both men and horses. Through his energy, coolness, and utter disregard of personal danger, he controlled the traffic on the road (traffic at all times being exceptionally heavy) and materially assisted in expediting the evacuation of the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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