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Basil Patrick LAVERY

Regimental number108
Place of birthGoroke Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressMinimay, via Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Lavery, Minimay, via Horsham, Victoria
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: Gen INF Reinf
Promotion date: 2 January 1919

Lieutenant


Unit: 3 Pnr Btn
Promotion date: 2 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action East of YPRES on 4th October 1917. Having seen a party of the enemy massing, he manoeuvred his gun forward and dispersed them. Throughout the action, he showed splendid example of coolness to all his team.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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