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Arthur Fred LEMON

Regimental number6879
Place of birthIpswich England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressRandolph Avenue, Fullarton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Lemon, Randolph Avenue, Fullarton, South Australia
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of September 25-26 in POLYGON WOOD this man displayed exceptional courage - under the worst conditions he assisted in carrying wounded .........the enemy Barrage. This Barrage was such that it seemed impossible for a man to pass through it alive. Throughout the action his gallantry and devotion to duty were such as to set a very fine example and ..............helped with this prompt evacuation of the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Date of death22 January 1946
Age at death54
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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