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Augustine Bernard LODGE

Regimental number390
Date of birth19 July 1895
Place of birthHamilton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoachsmith
AddressClark Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, James Lodge, Clark Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 28 April 1915

Captain


Unit: INF8
Promotion date: 13 April 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

DSO


'Conspicuous bravery at Pozieres, 25 July 1916.'
Recommendation date: 31 July 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateDischarged 2 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Augustin Bernard Lodge on NR
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and skill in reconnoitring a position inder heavy fire prior to an attack, and subsequently in leading the attacking forces to their place of assembly. Afterr one company had lost all its officers, Captain Lodge went forward, rallied the men, and cleared the trench which was obstructing the advance. Although wounded he continued his work until the objective had been gained.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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