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Harry Bert LEE

Date of birth4 September 1888
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMortlake, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs H B Lee, Mortlake, Victoria
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Captain


Unit: MED AGH1
Promotion date: 12 June 1915

Major


Unit: MED 1 Fld Amb
Promotion date: 20 June 1917


Unit: Staff Div 1

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 24 September 1917

DSO


Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in charge of the organization of bearer reliefs during an action, and hearing that the officer in charge of the forward bearer parties had been killed, he at once went forward under heavy fire and took charge. He located the new regimental aid posts forward of the former line, and with absolute disregard of danger arranged for the evacuation of the wounded from these new posts through a heavy barrage. His quick grasp of the situation and prompt and courageous action were of inestimable value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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