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Thomas James LIDDICOAT

Regimental number467
Place of birthCreswick Victoria
AddressRutherglen, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Liddicoat, Rutherglen, Victoria
Enlistment date7 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 6 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty near VILLERS BRETONNEUX, 25th April, 1918 while in charge of a machine gun. In the counter-attack to re-capture this village he worked round to the exposed flank of the infantry and protected this flank, firing on and killing large numbers of the enemy. Subsequently he got one of the exits from the village in enfilade, killing all the Germans who attempted to retreat. On the morning of the 26th April 1918 having salvaged two German .08 Light Machine Guns, he got them into action on a German Aeroplane coming over flying very low, and brought it down in flames. He set a splendid example to his gun detachment and the infantry in his vicinity.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 August 1959
Age at death84
Place of burialCorowa Old Cemetery, New South Wales

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