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Bertie Isimbard LETTE

Regimental number5405
Place of birthAdaminaby New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAdaminaby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, F H Lette, Adaminaby, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A49 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Altered to Military Medal.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Bertie Isambard Lette on NR

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. As a stretcher bearer he showed great gallantry and coolness in attending to wounded men under very intense Machine Gun and Artillery Fire. He worked unceasingly for 36 hours getting men away and attending to those who could not be sent away at once. His work was done in a most exposed position and he moved about attending the wounded with admirable courage and cheerfulness throughout the action with utter disregard for his own personal safety. To him and the stretcher bearers under him is due the very successful manner in which the men were attended to and evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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