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Ernest John LIVOCK

Regimental number1502A
Place of birthCasterton Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDental mechanic
AddressCasterton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Livock, Casterton, Victoria
Enlistment date5 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1502
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry in charge of platoon near Bapaume when he led an attack under heavy fire with considerable success.'
Recommendation date: 25 March 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Near BAPAUME on the night 15/16th March, took command of the platoon when his officer was wounded, and led them with courage and judgment against an enemy strong post. The platoon was under heavy fire from three points but the Sergeant managed to get his officer and some wounded men back, and continued the attack. He displayed throughout remarkable coolness and fine qualities of leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

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