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Cuthbert Claude LINEHAM

Regimental number5406
Place of birthBreadalbane New South Wales
Other NamesMM
AddressGeorge Street, Oaks, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G J Lineham, George Street, Oaks, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 October 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
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3406
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Altered from DCM.
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Military Medal

'In the attack on PERONNE on 1st September 1918 this N.C.O. showed great dash and most conspicuous courage and coolness. When his Platoon Commander and a number of his platoon became casualties he at once rallied and reorganised the men and assumed command of the platoon leading them with great skill and determination to their objective. Later he performed most useful work and greatly assisted his Company Commander in the final consolidation. He also performed splendid work when in charge of patrols linking up his Company with the Battalion on our right. During the whole of the operation this N.C.O.'s devotion to duty and utter disregard of personal danger inspired his men with the greatest confidence and helped considerably to the gaining of the objective.'
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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