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Ernest Edward LIMBERT

Regimental number515
Place of birthNorwood South Australia
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressBool Lagoon via Naracoorte, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sophie Lucinda Limbert, Bool Lagoon via Naracoorte, South Australia
Enlistment date19 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 3 May 1918

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the operations near VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on 8th and 9th August 1918. This N.C.O. displayed great gallantry on being lodged on the final objective from a Tank, and when the infantry went forward on 9th August, he took his gun forward under very heavy machine gun fire and opened fire at very close range, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy and materially assisted the advance of the infantry. Throughout the operations he showed an utter disregard for his personal safety and set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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