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Frederick Neville LIPSCOMB

Regimental number2168
Place of birthHornsby New South Wales
AddressPennant Hills Road, Normanhurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W J Lipscomb, Pennant Hills Road, Normanhurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He had only four men with him. He joined another officer with six men, and they attacked a party of some eighty of the enemy with machine guns. He killed eight of the enemy, and, between them, his party captured a machine gun, three officers, and 50 men, and killed the remainder.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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