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Ernest William LATCHFORD

Date of birth24 January 1889
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address45 New Street, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Latchford, 45 New Street, Armadale, Victoria
Enlistment date11 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Promotions

Captain


Unit: Special Service List
Promotion date: 3 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 23 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He re-organized the battalion after it had suffered heavy casualties, and in the face of great difficulties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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