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Milton LITTLEWOOD

Regimental number806
Place of birthSheffield England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFireman
AddressYarram, South Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Miss Florence Littlewood, Catsham Cross, Hazelbead, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollRSM
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work from 22 September 1917 to 24 February 1918, especially during Ypres operations.'
Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the period under review he has performed most valuable service in his responsible position, indefatigable in devotion to duty, and distinguishing himself by his courage and disregard of danger. He himself conducted carrying parties with rations and supplies through heavily shelled areas to troops in the forward line, and at all times his loyal thoroughness and soldierly bearing have materially assisted in maintaining a high standard of discipline in the battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Date of death25 December 1948
Place of burialPreston Cemetery

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