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Austin LAUGHLIN

Regimental number343
Date of birth23 January 1893
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
Address'Dornack', Normanby Road, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. A. Laughlin, 'Dornack,' Normanby Road, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date23 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPTE (AAMC)
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1, AMC
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 14 November 1915

Lieutenant


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 14 July 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 12-13 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination during a raid on the enemy's trenches. Though wounded by a bullet in the leg on entering the trench, he pushed on with great dash, accounted for several of the enemy, and captured five prisoners and a machine gun. His pluck and good leadership conduced much to the success of the raid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

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