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Regimental number77
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressHoward Place, Coogee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Nat Lewis, Howard Place, Coogee, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(E. of Ypres 4-6 October 1917) Coolness and courage under heavy fire in attentions to wounded.'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations East of YPRES, 4th to 6th October 1917. He followed closely behind the attacking troops dressing the wounded as they fell. When the Regimental Aid Post was established he continued his work in the open under heavy shell fire. Throughout the operations he showed a spendid example to those near him by his coolness and courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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